If you reside in Tampa Bay and have a loved one who needs end-of-life care, Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park is a wonderful place to receive admittance. Their professional staff is right on top of what each individual patient needs to be sure those with chronic illnesses receive the medical care and empathetic attention they need.
Woodside is a large one-story building with flowerbeds in front between the parking lot and front door that has several wings, including a small chapel with a large stain glass window where memorials are conducted by the attending chaplain. The rooms are simple, clean, and nicely furnished with comfortable visitor chairs, a hospital bed, a television, decorator window coverings, nice art on the walls, and lights with a dimmer control.
One of the patient’s doctors must supply the hospice with a written referral and a bed must be available before Woodside can admit the individual. An initial visit will be required to meet the patient and family, and assess the equipment and staff needed to attend properly to your loved one’s medical and emotional needs.
The compassionate personnel at Woodside understands the importance of privacy to one who can no longer remain living at home because they need around-the-clock care. They assist their patients in adjusting their minds from the recent battle of survival, which required various treatments to extend their lives, to accepting the final diagnosis of their untreatable condition. Then they give the patient the best quality of life possible by keeping them comfortable and pain free, while showering them with the attention and dignity they deserve.
If the patient’s condition improves on its own and the negative symptoms subside temporarily, your loved one can return home to continue his or her accustomed lifestyle until the condition once again worsens to the degree that home life becomes impossible. Hospice also helps those patients who don’t have a caregiver up to a week at a time, due to being called away by an unexpected situation, or simply to give the caregiver a very needed break for a little personal time.
Woodside is highly recommended and carries a reputable five-star rating from the families of its residents. If you are looking for a top notch facility with an effective medical staff that feels warm and embracing, Woodside certainly fits the description, and can give you and your loved one the tranquility and relief you're entitled to during this difficult time.