Hospice Care is considered appropriate for terminally ill patients with a life expectancy. During this time, the Hospice Team will focus on the patient’s comfort, including their emotional and spiritual well-being, rather than curing their illness.
Elder or Ill Patients may receive one of three levels of Hospice Care: Routine home care, Continuous care, Respite care, 1General inpatient care
Palliative care offers a more limited set of services by a team that works in collaboration with other community medical providers and therefore does not have full control over their patients’ care. In contrast, the hospice benefit allows for a more expansive set of services and hospice teams assume full authority over a patient’s care.
In many cases, the people who abuse the elderly are closest to them. Most commonly, they are caregivers to the individuals. However, since there are a large number of cases that go unreported there is not enough information to have a clear answer.
Hospice can provide additional support. Nursing Homes focus on routine care and rehabilitation. Nursing Home residents who receive hospice services get additional, customized support determined by their plan of care, which focuses on the physical, emotional and spiritual end-of-life needs of patients and their families.
Hospital and ER visits are disruptive and stressful due to transport, exposure to pathogens, etc. Our goal is to keep patients in place. The 24/7 supportive telephone line gives patients access to our medical professionals who can address concerns as they arise, preventing hospitalizations.
No. When treatment options for a disease have been exhausted or no longer work, hospice provides a way for people to live in comfort, peace and dignity without curative care. Hospice isn’t about giving up, but about improving the quality of the patient’s life by being free of pain, surrounded by family and in the comfort of home.
Hospice care can be provided in an inpatient setting for short stays until symptoms are under control and the patient can return home.
A member of your hospice team will explain the stages of death, make necessary phone calls, prepare the body and support the family in the first few hours. He or she will arrange for the body to be removed or if the family would like to wait, perhaps until a family member arrives, that can be arranged as well.
Absolutely, we are available to speak with you at any time. If you are interested in speaking with someone right away, call 805.496.0044.
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