HOME CARE is the most common form of hospice care. This is available both patients in private residences, as well as living facilities.
This care is provided in the patient’s own residence, whether the patient is living in their own home, in a family members home, or in a nursing care facility such as an Assisted Living Facility (ALS), Long-term Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Nursing Home, or 55+ senior residence. Services include:
Nursing services – A Registered Nurse usually visits 1-3 times per week based on patients needs. The visits can be more frequent if needed.
Physician participation – Attending physician, following physician, hospice physician, and specialists are provided as necessary.
Medical social services – Our social workers provide emotional support, and share their experience in helping our patients access financial and community resources available to them.
Home health aide services – A home health aide usually visits 2-5 times per week based on patients needs.
Counseling services – pastoral, spiritual, bereavement, dietary, and others as necessary.
Volunteer services – Support for the family to provide diversion support for the patient such as running errands, sitting with the patients, or sharing talents specific to the volunteer such as playing the guitar, etc.
Supplies – Hospice provides and pays for supplies such as oxygen, wound care products, hygiene products.
Equipment – Electric hospital beds, walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs are just some of the equipment that is provided and delivered under the hospice care.
Medication – Medications related to the hospice diagnosis are paid for and delivered on our routine hospice visits. We even contact the physician and obtain the prescription for you, saving both time and money.