Hospice is a specialized care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families, and caregivers. Care begins in the final six months of life and is usually provided in the patient's home, hospital, or nursing home. Hospice focuses on providing comfort measures, including pain management and symptom control.
Common Hospice Diagnosis:
The most common diseases and conditions associated with hospice care, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, are;
Other conditions include end-stage liver and kidney disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or LOU Gehrig's disease), and other degenerative neurological diseases.
Services provided by Hospice
Hospice provides patients comfort care while allowing them to enjoy the last days of life.
Spiritual care, including religious ceremonies or rituals, fulfills the patient's specific needs.
Hospice care covers all needed medications and medical supplies necessary for care.
Hospice care provides families with regularly scheduled meetings led by the hospice nurse or social worker to update the family on the patient condition and expectations. The meeting also allows the chance to share concerns and opinions and provides guidance on assisting the patient.
This service is offered to patients being cared for at home. Respite care allows the patient's family time away from caregiving. The family is allowed up to five days in which the patient is cared for in a hospice facility or nursing home.
This is a period of mourning after a loss. The hospice team assists the family (usually through a Chaplin or volunteer) through grieving.
Favor Hospice Care is committed to delivering hospice and palliative care with compassion to our patients and their families in the comfort of their homes. For our patients, the goal is to provide continual excellent care with compassion ensuring comfort through every step.
Our team consists of;
We have a medical director who oversees the patient's care plan, prescription needs, medication changes, and symptom management. The physician closely monitors the progression of the patient's illness and adjusts the plan of care for the betterment of the patient.
Each patient is assigned a case manager nurse who visits one to three days a week and as needed to assist the patient with medical care. Our hospice nurses are skilled in assessing and managing our patient's pain and symptoms. They provide hands-on patient care while educating the family on how to care for their loved ones.
Favor Hospice aides are certified nursing assistants who provide personal care to the patient, such as bathing, dressing, or mouth care. The aide visits our patients two to five days a week to assist with activities of daily living.
Each patient is assigned a social worker to provide emotional and psychosocial support to the patient and family. Always available to lend a friendly listening ear, they assist the family with paperwork, living arrangements, funeral planning, and other tasks.
Our hospice chaplain assists our patients with pastoral and spiritual support and bereavement counseling after loss.
Here at Favor, we believe in offering our patients the best; thus, we cover all medications related to hospice diagnosis and those intended to control or alleviate pain and other symptoms. We also provide all the necessary equipment for a safe, comfortable, caring environment in the patient's home. The equipment may include a hospital bed, wheelchair, oxygen setup, and personal and wound care supplies.
We offer respite care services to help alleviate caregiver stress and additional services through volunteers.
Hospice care usually begins at the point where medical professionals and patients agree that the cancer can no longer be cured and the patient has a prognosis of six months or less. Rather than continue treatment, the focus shifts to quality of life, pain relief, and emotional and spiritual support.
We aim to ensure those in our care have the most comfortable, richest experience possible towards the end of life. This can involve help at home from medical professionals, social workers, chaplains, bereavement specialists, and sometimes volunteers.
Research cited by the National Cancer Institute has shown that hospice care can improve quality of life for terminal cancer patients.
The Medicare Hospice Benefit affords patients four levels of care to meet their clinical needs: Routine Home Care, General Inpatient Care, Continuous Home Care, and Inpatient Respite Care. Payment for each covers all aspects of the patient’s care related to the terminal illness, including all services delivered by the interdisciplinary team, medication, medical equipment and supplies.
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