Hospice care is delivered wherever the patient and family call home. Hospice services are provided in accordance with the patient’s and family’s wishes. The goal always being to improve quality of life through expert symptom management.

Key Points:

  • A customized plan of care is developed according to you and your family’s needs.
  • Care is guided by your primary physician working closely with our hospice team.
  • Support is available from our team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • A team of experts provide hospice services in your home, whether your home is an Assisted Living Residence, a Nursing Facility or private home. This hospice team includes a..
    • Team Physician
    • Nurses
    • Social Workers
    • Spiritual Counselors
    • Home Health Aides
    • Volunteers
  • All medications, durable medical equipment and medical supplies related to the hospice diagnosis are provided.
  • Hospice services are covered by Medicare/Medicaid/most Private Insurances.
Our caring team includes: Nurses, Social Workers, Spiritual Counselors, Physicians, Home Health Aides, and Volunteers.

Four Levels of Care

  • Routine: the patient meets the criteria for hospice appropriateness.
  • Inpatient: care is given in a contracted facility for patients who need pain control or acute symptom management.
  • Continuous Care: care to be provided only during periods of crisis to maintain the patient at home.
  • Respite Care: provides temporary relief for the primary caregiver. The patient is transferred to a contracted facility for a period of up to 5 days.

When Is The Right Time For Hospice?

Choosing hospice can be a difficult decision. While the phrase “hospice care” may sound a little scary, it’s important to remember the true mission and purpose of hospice care. The goal of hospice is to allow a person to die comfortably and with dignity. Our experienced staff are here to guide and support you and your family.
Here are some common indicators that an individual may need hospice care:

  • Frequent hospitalization
  • Frequent doctor or emergency room visits
  • Significant weight loss
  • Frequent falling episodes
  • Generally confined to bed or chair
  • Shortness of breath even without exertion
  • Disinterest in aggressive treatment regimens
  • Diagnosed with a limited life expectancy

Could you or your loved one benefit from hospice care? Please call us today!