Compassionate Hospice Care
The Benefits of Palliative Care
Many people believe that hospice programs are a last resort. They may believe that hospice is an admission of defeat, or that hospice services may in some way hasten the death of a loved one.
While it is understandable that you might be feeling this way, there are many important benefits associated with palliative care that even extend to loved ones and caregivers.
When is it Time for Hospice Care?
If your loved one meets the following conditions, you will know that it is time to reach out:
If your loved one is suffering from a terminal illness and has been cleared by their doctor to enter a hospice program
If your loved one requires additional palliative care services
If you are a primary caregiver who needs respite or assistance while supporting your loved one during their final season
If your loved one's health is rapidly declining despite receiving medical care
Complete Hospice Care
Meet Your Loved One's Palliative Care Team
If your loved one is a part of the Seasons Hospice care program, they will receive support from helpful, professional and compassionate team members. Our patients are assigned one care team. This team works with them throughout their journey with Seasons Hospice of Tulsa and Muskogee.
Each care team is lead by a Registered Nurse (RN). Seasons Hospice RNs visit patients every other week, or more if necessary. RNs are in charge of their patient’s pain management and other medical care needs.
Seasons respects patients and families of all faiths, belief systems, and world-views. If a patient does not wish to have spiritual support, we will respect that decision.
We are always looking for open-hearted individuals who want to make a difference in their community. Our volunteers interact with hospice patients and their families. They provide simple services and use their skills and talents to assist our patients in the program.
Seasons Hospice Services
Quality End of Life Care
Seasons Hospice RNs visit patients wherever they call home. We visit nursing homes, hospitals, and residential homes. The medical care provided to the patient will depend on their symptoms, concerns, and wishes. In delivering palliative medicine, we want to see that the individual being supported is the most comfortable they can be. Seasons Hospice also believes in supporting loved ones through the transition ahead.
Patients at Seasons are not required to part with their existing physician when they enter into our care. We employ wonderful geriatric and palliative care specialists, but we also recognize that our patients might want to continue their relationship with their personal physician. If you and your loved one choose to keep their personal physician, Seasons staff members will coordinate care with them to ensure that your loved one is receiving their choice of medical care.
We’ve found that experiencing pain is one of our hospice patients’ main fears regarding dying. At Seasons, our patients’ level of comfort and quality of life are what we’re here to improve and support day in and day out. We want our patients to live out their final season feeling like themselves and enjoying their life, comfortable and pain free.
Pain management is what makes this possible. Palliative medicine does not decrease cognitive abilities, nor does it hasten death. It simply provides your loved one with comfort and the best quality of life possible.
Personal Care & Homemaker Services
Seasons Hospice of Tulsa and Muskogee is a full-service hospice that offers both intensive services along with more basic personal care and homemaker services. Our home health aides are trained to help patients successfully complete activities of daily living (ADLs) and other necessary services.
From brushing teeth to washing hair, we make patients’ lives easier. We do laundry, complete some home keeping tasks, and offer support to busy caregivers.
As a faith-based hospice provider, our beliefs lay the foundation for our approach to hospice care. Our entire staff meets every Monday morning to lift up our patients and their loved ones in prayer. Our faith gives us the joy we need to provide our patients with services that are rooted in hope, grace, and compassion.
Seasons Hospice recognizes that not all patients or families will desire spiritual support. We respect the wishes of all religions, world views, and faiths.
Counseling & Social Services
At Seasons Hospice, we understand how important it is to support the primary caregivers and loved ones of our patients. Our expert social workers are trained to uncover the root of stress for people in these roles and then individually work toward diminishing their tension and fear.
Bereavement Coordinators provide services to families for up to 13 months following the passing of a loved one. They also plan and develop community events.
Seasons Hospice is honored to be a resource for the community of Tulsa, Muskogee and surrounding areas. We offer grief counseling services and speak publicly to groups and individuals alike. The grief counseling that we provide is our way of educating and comforting the community.
Durable Medical Equipment
Seasons Hospice is the only hospice in the region with a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) program in-house. Upon admission to Seasons Hospice, we deliver the necessary medical equipment to wherever our patients call home. Usually, equipment delivery occurs within 1-2 hours of admission.
Have a Question? Get in Touch!
We want prospective patients and their families to feel supported and to feel like they have the answers they need before committing to our hospice program. We are available to assist you, and want to help you understand the hospice process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!