The Philosophy of The Hospice of Baton Rouge
Our Mission – To provide end-of-life care and support in a home or homelike setting for patients and their loved ones.
Our Vision – To ensure that no one will ever die alone, in pain or discomfort.
Our Purpose – The Hospice of Baton Rouge affirms life and views death as a natural process.
Hospice exists to support and care for persons in the last stages of an incurable illness, helping them live as fully and comfortably as possible and enabling them to have a peaceful death with resolution of loss.
Hospice will neither hasten nor postpone death. Hospice will help the patient and family reach a degree of preparation for death that is satisfactory to them by offering appropriate care and support to fulfill individual and family needs.
Excellence – Hospice as it should be. Competent and professional care that is accessible to all people.
Compassion – We provide holistic care focusing on mind, body, and spirit. We treat all patients, caregivers, employees, and volunteers with dignity. We strive to be trustworthy and approachable.
Integrity – Honest and accountable. You can depend on THBR to do our best even when no one is watching. Our staff and volunteers are proud to be serving the end of life care needs of our community.
Stewardship – We are responsible stewards of our time, talents, and financial resources. We are supported by our community and give back to our community. We are called to serve.
Teamwork – A collaborative care model is at the core of our mission. We strive to listen and speak respectfully to each other, to our patients and their caregivers. We share responsibility for the quality of the end of life care we provide. Teamwork is lived and embodied, not talked about!