If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain;
Or help one fainting robin into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

-Emily Elizabeth Dickinson-

Hospice / Palliative Care

Hospice care is person centered and compassionate, taking into consideration the unique way that each individual approaches death. We are aware that the dying process is as unique as the individual experiencing it. Hospice care is provided by compassionate, end-of-life trained staff. We provide care and support as well as pain and symptom management along with assistance in decision making. Our passion is to meet the desires of both patient and family with spiritual, emotional and social support. The end-of-life nursing team at Valley View Nursing Center considers it an honor and a privilege to be a part of, and share in, the very personal and emotional experience of the dying process - both with the patient and the family.

Palliative Care

When you or your loved one faces a serious disease, we offer the services of Palliative Care. This is an interdisciplinary team approach that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms to provide relief from suffering.

Advanced Care Planning and the Physician Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form

The Hospice Experience Your desires and beliefs are important to us. Our certified Advanced Care Planning facilitators can assist you and your family to express your decisions and wishes regarding end-of-life care. We work along with your physician to assure that your specific needs are met.

Any inquiries or questions can be directed to Heather Smith, Valley View Nursing Center, at 570-433-3161.