Treasure Coast Hospice - A Treasure Health Service

Hospice Care

Spend the last months of life in the company of family, on your own terms and in an atmosphere of peace and acceptance. Our goal is to allow you to continue to live life as you always have, with meaning and dignity. Patients receive care wherever they call home, including assisted living facilities and senior nursing facilities. If more-critical care is needed, we offer lovely onsite hospice houses for your comfort. Patients receiving the special care that hospice offers often feel better and live longer.

What is Hospice Care?

Everyone deserves quality of life at every age and in every circumstance, including those special last days or months of one’s life. Treasure Coast Hospice brings dignity and calm to patients who want to continue to live their life to the fullest throughout their journey.

Our hospice team of physicians, nurses, hospice aids, counselors, social workers, chaplains and volunteers offers support and care that enable a patient to live as normal a life as possible, pain-free and on their own terms. The hospice team is more like an extended family than a medical staff. They bring skill and sensitivity in meeting physical, spiritual and emotional needs of patients and include the whole family in their compassionate support.

Patients are cared for in their own homes, in hospitals, in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, or in one of our three hospice houses.

Hospice Care Team

Gerald Turgeon, D.O., vice president of medical services,  leads a care team that brings skill and sensitivity in meeting patients’ physical, spiritual and emotional needs.

 

Hospice care is covered by Medicare and Medicaid as well as most private health insurance policies and, thanks to the generosity of Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation donors, services are available to anyone who needs them regardless of ability to pay.

Our Hospice Houses

Our house is your house. Most of our patients receive hospice care in their own homes, but patients requiring more intense medical care may stay at one of our three hospice houses.  Our hospice houses offer a homelike, serene setting for patients.

Martin County

The Hay-Madeira and Harper houses are at 1000 Ruhnke St. in Stuart.

St. Lucie County

The St. Lucie Hospice House is at 5090 Dunn Road, off Midway Road in Ft. Pierce.

 

Did You Know?

Treasure Coast Hospice cares for an average of 3,000 patients each year.

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A Message from Our CEO

Susan de Cuba

President and Chief Executive Officer

Few creatures inspire as much wonder as the hummingbird. Tiny, yet strong enough to migrate 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico, this brilliant bird is the ultimate symbol of resilience. So it’s only fitting that we have incorporated a hummingbird into our new look and logo to symbolize our organization’s life-affirming mission.

Under the Treasure Coast Hospice name, we have grown our services beyond our cornerstone hospice program to include palliative care, grief support counseling and specialized pediatric care. To better reflect our expanded scope of community services, we have changed the name of our parent organization to Treasure Health, while our flagship hospice program will continue to be called Treasure Coast Hospice.

Hospice will always be the heart of our mission. The same outstanding care the community has known since 1982 will continue. The experience we’ve gained during the past 35 years translates well to other services that improve quality of life. Our full spectrum of support includes Treasure Coast Hospice, Treasure Health Palliative Care, Treasure Health Pediatric Care and Treasure Health Grief Support.

With all of our services, our goal is to empower patients and families with the knowledge and support they need to make every moment count.  Guiding our efforts is a caring community of health professionals, volunteers and donors. Like me, they believe that in all stages of illness, everyone deserves to experience the best possible quality of life.

With our comprehensive, compassionate approach to palliative care, hospice services and grief support, we are building communities that allow people to drive their own destinies for the highest quality of life in every health circumstance.

We are excited to embrace a fresh brand that helps us promote our life-affirming philosophy and look forward to having you join us as a trusted partner in supporting our community’s healthcare journey.

For more, see our spring newsletter
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Five Wishes ®

“Five Wishes ®” is an easy-to-use legal document written in everyday language to help you plan how you want to be cared for in case you become seriously ill. It is America’s most popular living will.

You decide: With more than 18 million copies in circulation, “Five Wishes ®” helps you express what you want in the areas that matter the most to you: personal, spiritual, medical and legal. It helps you describe what good care means to you, whether you are seriously ill or not, so your caregiver knows exactly what you want.

Gift to your family: “Five Wishes ®” can help start and guide family conversations in advance of serious illness, so completing it is a gift to your family, friends and also your doctor. It keeps them out of the difficult position of having to guess what kinds of treatment you want or don’t want.

Meets Florida law: “Five Wishes ®” meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in Florida and 41 other states. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences. Once it is signed and witnessed, your “Five Wishes ®” becomes a legal document.

To learn more about “Five Wishes ®”or to schedule a presentation for your group or community, please email Craig Perry  in Martin County or Tracey Kinsley in St. Lucie County.