Compassionate, Supportive Care

Hospice and Palliative Transition at Morningside House

Morningside’s philosophy of holistic wellness applies to all stages of your loved one’s life, including transitioning to hospice with pain management, emotional and spiritual support, and family communication and participation.

Honoring the Whole Person

Age in Place

Our team of caregivers transition their care to meet your loved one’s needs, allowing them to stay in a familiar environment, surrounded by people they know.

Follow Their Wishes

We work closely with you, your loved one, and your loved one’s medical team to create care plans that meet their directives.

Professional Services

In addition to our in-house team, we also work with expert hospice and palliative doctors and nurses to provide additional support.

Dignified Hospice Care, Mindful Palliative Care

Morningside’s personal care focuses on improving quality of life and ensuring the dignity of your loved one. If your loved one needs to transition to hospice care, our communities partner with local providers to provide onsite hospice and palliative care to help reduce both physical and emotional distress for your loved one and your entire family when your loved one experiences a temporary, chronic, or life-limiting illness.

By partnering with local providers, your loved one will be surrounded by professionals who specialize in supporting the unique physical and emotional needs of their situation.

Hospice Care


What is the difference between palliative and hospice care?

Hospice care is designated for end-of-life care; when a person is not expected to survive their illness. It is focused on helping a person enjoy the best quality of life possible, including physical comfort and emotional support.

Palliative care also looks to improve quality of life, but can be useful for people at any stage of diagnosis. It is a specialized form of medical attention aimed at alleviating symptoms such as pain and stress associated with severe illnesses, irrespective of the diagnosis. This type of care is suitable for people at any age or stage of illness and can be administered concurrently with curative treatments.

When should my loved one transition to hospice care?

Hospice care doesn’t need to be reserved for final weeks or days. If a person has received a terminal diagnosis, hospice care can help them make the most of their time, helping them to be comfortable, alert, engaged and happy. Many families say they wish they had started working with hospice care sooner.

What does age in place mean?

Aging in place involves increasing the level of care that a person receives while staying in the same environment. Many of our residents choose to receive palliative or hospice care in the comfort of their apartments instead of moving to another facility or even a hospital. That way they are in a familiar, comfortable environment, surrounded and supported by people they know, and who know and love them.

Who is involved in hospice care?

Hospice care brings many people together. Families are encouraged to be involved and present, caretakers from the community are included, as well as a professional team of hospice doctors, nurses, and therapists who offer additional physical and emotional support.

What happens if my loved one gets better during hospice care?

People can find that once hospice services begin, that their loved one’s quality of life improves and they feel much more comfortable. This may or may not be linked to their illness going into remission. Hospice is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and the team can adjust care according to the person’s individual needs.

Can I be involved in my loved one’s hospice care?

Absolutely! Hospice is all about helping people make the most of their time, and engaging with family and friends is an integral part of that mission. We work closely with families to help them be as involved in the care as possible.
Hospice Quotation

“My mother was at Morningside House in Leesburg, VA for just over a year and the care each staff member provided made mom’s stay as peaceful and as wonderful as could have been expected. The staff at Morningside and their jobs are like none other, and it takes a special person to complete each task they are challenged with daily. The staff at Morningside are outstanding in their work and care for each resident.”


Locations for Hospice Transition

All of Morningside House’s communities offer palliative care, as well as help transition residents to hospice care. Our goal is to give your loved one the care they need, when they need it, as long as they need it.

To learn more about hospice care or transitioning to hospice care, contact your local Morningside House location.

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