We are celebrating the past, humble beginnings and a vibrant future as Hospice of the Comforter - Florida Hospital Connected Care has become part of the Florida Hospital Foundation family.
Since 1990, Hospice of the Comforter has provided compassionate care and support to over 28,000 patients in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. During this time, we’ve earned the trust and respect of the communities we serve.
Hospice of the Comforter enables patients to live their lives to the fullest, surrounded by family, friends and a Hospice Care Team, so that they might meet death with a sense of comfort and dignity—and so those left living may find peace and solace. The most common comment we hear from patients and families is, “I wish I had started hospice sooner.” The reason we hear this is because many patients and families are not aware of how soon they can begin benefiting from the full range of hospice services.
Because of our expert symptom management and emotional support, many of our patients and families experience less stress, less pain and more quality time spent with their loved ones. Patients are evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet the criteria to continue receiving hospice care.
Built on the foundation of the biblical values of compassion, service, charity, faith, honesty, dignity, and mercy, our Hospice patients receive the highest level of care from a team of professionals trained in end-of-life care, pain management, and symptom management. Our goal is to keep patients where they are most comfortable, at home, in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, or in-patient facilities including our Hospice House (short-term) and Robison Residence (long-term).
The changing environment in health care is driven by rapidly rising costs. Hospice organizations are experiencing new regulation including the fact that Medicare will continue to reduce payments and more scrutiny is being placed on providers. This new environment creates the need for more focused philanthropic endeavors to ensure if programs and quality initiatives not covered under reimbursements are able to continue to grow and thrive.