STATE LICENSE # 336425448

Comfort Care For The
Terminally ill
Using Hospice

Hospice FAQ

What is Hospice?

Our facility is licensed to have up to four residents under hospice care. So in the event, your loved one is put under hospice care or becomes terminally ill, they won't have to go through the hassle of relocating to another facility or hospital, which can be energy- and time-consuming on your part and that of your loved one. With hospice waivers available at our facility, you will have peace of mind knowing what to expect from start to finish.

Hospice Care Means More Care In Addition Our Current Services

Below is a list of services Hospice provides

Physician services • Nursing care services • Certified hospice aide services • Homemaker services • Medical social services • Spiritual support • Volunteer services • Counseling, including dietary counseling • Medication for symptom control and pain relief related to the terminal illness • medical supplies and equipment related to the terminal illness • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and speech therapy.

FAQ: Does it cost anything?

No. There is no additional cost. Your loved one will even receive more care.

FAQ: When is it appropriate to call hospice?

Most medical treatments and interventions are no longer effective, and a physician concludes that a patient's life expectancy is six months or fewer.

FAQ: What is the first step in beginning hospice care?

You will not be charged a dime when putting your loved one under Hospice Care. Usually, physicians direct patients to specialists, while the family members get to choose for some. Physicians will be the ones who will assess and determine whether the patient has 6-months or less to live. When a patient and their family call Hospice, they indicate that they don't want to seek curative treatment anymore. A physician would evaluate a patient's life expectancy. If it's six months or less, most treatment options and procedures are no longer effective, won't cure the illness, and prolong the patient's misery. Patients' care is moved from disease experts and surgeons to an interdisciplinary team trained in comfort care, pain management, psychological support, and quality of life when they are admitted to Hospice.

FAQ: If hospice is for the terminally ill, does that mean I am giving up on my loved one?

No. When other care alternatives for an illness have been used up or no longer work, hospice provides a method for people to live in comfort, serenity, and dignity without curative care. What hospice is about is adding more care to a patient's quality of living, comfort and not about giving up!

FAQ: When does it become necessary to seek hospice care?

Seeking hospice care should be considered by patients when medical procedures are no longer effective in curing their condition and the patient's suffering burden outweighs any benefits of continuing medication. A doctor must determine that a patient has an expected lifespan of six months or fewer before hospice treatments can be initiated.

FAQ: What is end-of-life care, exactly?

The goal of care near the end of life is to provide comfort rather than cure. It is care that recognizes that the patient's condition is deteriorating and that attempting to alter the course of their terminal illness would be fruitless or that the risks would exceed the benefits. The patient is terminally sick and opts for palliative care, often known as comfort care.

FAQ: What does it mean to provide "comfort care"?

Comfort care aims to provide pleasure and alleviate discomfort rather than at curing or managing the underlying illness. Comfort care is designed to meet the patient's physiological, mental, and moral requirements and their family.

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