If you think a patient may benefit from our care, we’ll make a home visit to help you see the reality of life at home and determine if they are medically eligible for hospice. We will only admit those that are medically eligible
As an extension of your services in the home we’ll work directly with you to help provide management of your patient’s symptoms as well as keep you informed of their progress. We’ll act as your eyes and ears as we visit them in their homes, educating them about their medications, improving diet, educating them about their illness and helping both the patient and their family deal with lost abilities, independence and the stresses associated with their illness. We can ensure they feel more confident and have a better quality of life by helping control their symptoms while giving them the support they need to cope.
Shortness of breath and functional decline come more frequently in the advanced stage of heart disease. Nausea and fatigue can make life difficult. We can help share the burden of care for your patients and their families In collaboration with you, our nurse and medical director will aid in relieving shortness of breath, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, and depression that commonly develop with heart disease. The medical team coordinates medication management with your office and can also help you determine what medical equipment may be beneficial. We’ll also educate patients about their medications, diet and their advanced disease. We can ensure they feel more confident and have a better quality of life by helping them understand and control their symptoms. A patient may be eligible if they are experiencing:
Lung disease comes with a debilitating shortness of breath and a dependence on oxygen. Frequent hospitalizations are common; we can help prevent re-hospitalization through support in a facility or in the comfort of the patient’s own home. In collaboration with you, our hospice nurse and medical director will address issues such as pain, shortness of breath, poor nutrition and confusion, while trying to prevent some of the more traumatic complications of lung disease. Patients who are experiencing the following may be eligible:
We understand that with symptoms such as these, you may be experiencing an increase in phone calls and re-hospitalizations. Let us help you by partnering in the care a patient with advanced lung disease.
Cancer comes in many forms, but as it spreads throughout the body to other organs, weight loss and general weakness follow. As patients become less responsive to treatments, their care must shift to easing their pain and symptoms as well as their spiritual and psychological needs. Hospice may be a choice for patients experiencing metastatic or locally advanced cancer.
Liver and kidney diseases often require frequent re-hospitalizations due to the unstable nature of the diseases. When patients begin to experience frequent hospitalizations, increased stress, and chronic fluid imbalances, hospice can help. We manage pain issues, diabetes, or complications such as ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and hepatorenal syndrome or hepatopulmonary syndrome. We also provide nurses to address recurrent problems like fatigue or encephalopathy and its proper management. Hospice may be an option for patients experiencing:
Dementia is devastating to both the patient and the family. Hospice can support family caregivers by reducing stress and providing counseling and spiritual support. Patients may be eligible if they are: