- What is Hospice?
- Who can refer?
- Choices in care
- Who is Eligible?
- Business Side of Hospice
- Profit vs. Not-For-Profit Hospice
- Misconceptions About Hospice
- What is Covered Under Hospice?
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice In A Care Setting
- Who is Eligible?
- Who Pays for Hospice?
- Why Hearts for Hospice?
- Who Provides Care?
The philosophy of Hospice:
The philosophy of Hearts for Hospice is to provide the terminally ill patient and his or her family and friends supportive and loving care, in tranquil surroundings, and the wherewithal to live fully and comfortably for as long as possible. The patient is then permitted to die naturally and with dignity when the time comes.
Hospice Care seeks to alleviate emotional and spiritual pain, and to control the accompanying symptoms. While it may be futile to pursue aggressive treatments or surgery, Hospice can provide attention, friendship, care and love.
With appropriate intervention and utilization of the multitude of resources that are available for palliation and pain control, the last months, weeks and days of an individual’s life can have quality, and provide loved ones with lasting memories of special moments.
We respect the patient’s right to be furnished with complete and current information regarding his or her medical condition. This includes, but is not limited to the prognosis and the planned course of palliative treatment, as well as any significant risks that may be involved. Each and every patient shall have the right to refuse any and all treatments.
The patient and his or her family are assured that the physician or Hospice Director, Social Worker, Pastoral Counselor and Nurse are available to discuss any matter of concern to the patient or family.
The patient has a right to complete privacy concerning his or her health care program, including all written communication, case histories, consultations, physical examinations and treatments.
Hearts for Hospice exists to provide support and caring to persons and their families who are in the final phase of living. Our goal is to enable them to preserve their human dignity and enrich the quality of their quality of life. Support for the family and/or friends continue after the death of the patient for as long as necessary.
Concept of Care:
Hearts for Hospice grew out of the need to provide a comprehensive approach to care with attention given to both the individual patient and the family.
Hearts for Hospice care focuses on improving the quality of the remaining life.
Benefits of Hospice:
Hearts for Hospice coordinates a full range of services for the terminally ill individual and their family. These services include:
- Physician Services
- Nursing Care
- Social Work Services
- Homemaker and Home-Health Aid Services
- Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
- Volunteer Participation
- Bereavement Services
- Medical Equipment
- Medication for Symptom and Pain Management
- Short-Term, In-Patient and Respite Care