Symponia Hospice provides an array of services, as well as an experienced team of healthcare professionals who meet regularly to discuss and implement an individual plan of care tailored to our patient’s wishes.
What is hospice?
Hospice care is based on the philosophy of treating the patient by focusing on their quality of life and symptom management when curative measures are no longer available or desired. Hospice care helps to ensure patients are pain-free, surrounded, comforted and at peace as they transition.
We offer three distinct services that cater to our patient’s needs.
Each service varies in terms of where hospice service is provided and the level of care the patient receives. In addition, we also offer palliative care. We are honored to serve patients in the Barrow, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties.
Get routine home care in the comfort of wherever you call home; whether that be at your home, an assisted living facility, personal care home or nursing home. Our professional team will develop an individual plan of care and schedule regular home visits to ensure that your medical, social and emotional needs are met.
Some patients experience symptoms that are temporarily too difficult to be managed by the caregiver. In these situations, short-term management can occur in a general inpatient unit (hospital like setting), or through around-the-clock home care. After the symptoms are under control, the patient is returned to routine care.
Are you a caregiver in need of relief? Symponia Hospice's respite care is available when caregivers need a rest from their responsibilities. We also cater to patients who stay in a facility with 24-hour nursing care for five days. Our staff can even provide care and companionship for your loved one while you run errands or simply get the relief and support you need.
Symponia Palliative Care offers specialized care to help improve a patient's quality of life by preventing or treating pain and discomfort from a serious illness. We provide palliative care wherever you reside, including a healthcare facility, your home or a temporary residence.
You may enjoy visits from our board-certified music therapist or our certified massage therapist. Music and massage therapy can facilitate relaxation, reduce clinical issues such as pain or anxiety, improve mood, and allow self-expression.
Music relaxes the mind and soothes the soul. Symponia Hospice offers complimentary music therapy service to help meet the physical, emotional and psychological needs of our hospice patients. Music therapy is a source of comfort and expression, which is inclusive of both the patient and their caregiver.
To get started, our board-certified music therapist visits patient homes and provides a music therapy assessment. She then develops an individualized plan catered to each patient's unique needs. Through singing, guitar, piano and other instruments, we give our patients emotional support and help enhance their quality of life.
Since Symponia Hospice treats the whole person - body, mind and spirit, therapeutic massage is one of our services we offer to our patients. Our certified massage therapist specializes in injury therapy and uses therapeutic touch to help improve quality of life for our patients by:
Easing pain and discomfort
Providing stress and anxiety relief
Enhance overall well-being
We Honor Veterans
We are proud to participate in the National Hospice and Palliative Care’s We Honor Veterans Program. We educate our staff and volunteers on veterans’ unique end-of-life needs.
We strive to recognize each veteran enrolled in our care by showing appreciation for their service to our country. We are often joined on these special visits by active duty personnel from the various branches of the armed service. Whenever possible, we assign volunteers who are veterans to patients who are also veterans. And, as always, our Story Keeper is available to gather the veteran’s life story.
Our Comprehensive List of Services Include:
Medications related to a hospice diagnosis and medications used to treat symptoms are covered. Your nurse will discuss all medications you are receiving to assure your continuity of care and ensure there are no conflicts.
Hospice provides medical supplies, according to the patient’s needs.
Our admitting nurse will determine with you what equipment might be needed to provide the optimal care.
Our staff of care professionals are trained to administer first-aid.
Our staff is professionally trained to efficiently assist patients who are disabled.
A licensed dietician is available to assess your nutritional needs.