All Saints Hospice promotes the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of both the person experiencing life's journey and their faith. We provide the highest quality skilled hospice care to all appropriate patients and will not discriminate against any patient due to age, color, race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or inability to pay. We are always mindful of the privilege we are granted through our hospice ministry to express compassion, respect, sensitivity, hope and love. Providing compassionate patient care is our primary reason for existence.
The emphasis of our hospice care program is effective symptom management with a goal of making the patient as physically and emotionally comfortable as possible while enabling the patient to remain at home as long as possible with minimal disruption of activities of daily living.
Our mission is to provide the highest standard of care to our patients and the entire community that surrounds each patient. We strive to holistically meet their spiritual, social, and clinical needs in the most peaceful, dignified, and comforting manner possible.
We do this by providing:
- Professional, loving, passionate and respectful hospice and palliative care
- Education to the patient and their caregivers regarding the patient’s condition and symptoms
- Timely response to our patient’s and caregiver’s needs
Levels of Care:
We provide 4 levels of care appropriate to the needs of the hospice patient:
- Routine Home Care: Regularly scheduled nursing care provided in the patient's home.
- Continuous Care: Care provided by hospice in the patient's home when effective care is not otherwise available.
- Inpatient Care: 24-hour care provided in an inpatient contracted facility when pain and symptoms cannot be managed at home.
- Respite Care: Temporary care (up to 5 days) provided in an inpatient contracted facility, in order to provide rest time for the caregiver.
The hospice medical director is available to provide in-home visits as needed and is on call 7 days a week.
Brian Elkins, M.D., FAAFP
Dr. Elkins takes his role very seriously as an advocate for dignity and comfort in the final stages of life. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In addition to his role as a hospice physician, his practice includes primary care, occupational health, forensic examinations, and teaching clinical procedures to medical students and residents.
He and his wife have four children and are active members of Grace Presbyterian Church. He is an avid runner and cyclist.