The Simpson Oil Hospice Palliative Care Philosophy

Focuses on comfort rather than cure of an illness.
Eases symptoms and suffering for those living with a life-limiting illness.
Offers compassion, comfort and dignity.
Aims to give dying people and their families the best quality of life.
Does not hasten or delay death.
Recognizes death as a natural part of life.
Improves quality of life by offering comfort and dignity.
Offers comfort, emotional and spiritual supports to the person and family.
Allows people to continue receiving treatments that slow the progress of the disease and reduces uncomfortable or distressing symptoms.
Hospice / Palliative Team

The Simpson Oil Hospice Palliative Care Philosophy

You and your family
Your physician
Spiritual care consultant
Social workers and counselors
Simpson oil hospice staff and volunteers
Personal care workers and others as needed.

You and your family are important members of this care team. There will be choices to make about future health decisions such as where you want to spend your final days and what treatments and comfort measures you wish to have or not have.

Few of us are prepared to face a life-threatening illness or the loss of a loved one. Hospice provides important support services that help others find comfort, meaning, dignity, and hope when faced with the difficult journey of living with dying and coping with loss.

Simpson Oil Staff are dedicated to supporting individuals and families who find themselves facing end-of-life issues and bereavement.

Healthcare professionals, community agencies, family, and friends may make referrals to our services; however, the person being referred must give their consent or contact us personally.

Hospice Myths

Myth: Hospice is only for people with cancer.
Fact: Hospice care is for all patients facing a terminal illness.

Myth: Accepting hospice services means giving up, so you should put it off until the last moment
Fact: Hospice is all about living life to the fullest. We never give up hope!

Myth: When someone I love dies, I should be over my grief within 3 months to a year
Fact: Everyone’s loss is different and personal. Simpson Oil staff and volunteers will support you and your loved ones as you move toward grief through continued mourning.

Myth: To volunteer as a hospice aid I need to be experienced working with the terminally ill.
Fact: Simpson Oil Staff can utilize many skill sets and interests in volunteer capacities for event planning, fund development, and caregiver supports. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer within your immediate community and if need be we will contact you for your assistance.