For patients who are facing a life terminal illness, hospice can alleviate the pain, discomforts, and symptoms. Also called comfort care, the aim of hospice is to relieve the pain and suffering from the illness by managing the symptoms. This is normally achieved by medication and therapy services. Hospice does not cure the illness, but instead focuses more on caring to improve the quality of life. Hospice care does not increase or decrease a patient’s life span.
Hospice care normally begins when a doctor suspects a patient to have a life expectancy of 6 months or less. It is also started if a patient’s condition is worsening or the patient decides to stop treatment. If a patient lives longer than 6 months the doctor would have to recertify that the patient still has a life terminal illness.
A team of healthcare professionals make hospice care possible. This team includes doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, home health aides, and volunteers. Each one has their own speciality in providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support. The team also helps the family with grieving, depression, and bereavement services.
You can receive hospice:
- At your home (generally chosen the most)
- skilled nursing facility
- assisted living center
All of the hospice care services and routine visits by the team are covered 100% through Medicare. You have no out of pocket cost for hospice care. The services provided below are to alleviate pain and symptoms for the life terminal illness.
- Medications are provided for pain and symptom control.
- Routine visits by the healthcare team
- Medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers, oxygen.
- Medical supplies such as bedpans and syringes.
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Dietary Counseling
- Bereavement services for patient and family
- Short term inpatient care
- Respite care
About Hospice Valley
Knowing that a loved one is near the end of the road is never easy; it’s a difficult time for everyone: the patient, their family, their friends, their coworkers, and neighbors. We are not here to fight the illness; we cannot help there. We can, however, lessen the impact of symptoms and help manage the pain so that their final days go by with no pain and no symptoms.
Hospice Valley’s core mission is to offer a way for the terminally ill to live out their last days without worry, so that they can spend their final days at peace and surrounded by the people they love. It’s a humble goal, one that we truly believe in and one we will work tirelessly for.
Through the use of both medicine and therapy, we are able to provide a wide variety of services to help ease the pain that comes along with most terminal illnesses. Our hospice care facilities are fully equipped and capable of caring for those even with the most sensitive health conditions. At times, patients prefer staying within the comfort of their own homes. We understand that completely, which is why we also offer hospice care to patients where they feel the safest.
Our staff is truly passionate about giving their all to each and every patient. They are fully trained to handle any situations or problems that may occur, whether they be physical, emotional, or spiritual. Their compassion and skill make them fully equipped to help consult you and take off some of the burden off your shoulders. All staff members also go through frequent evaluations to ensure that they meet Hospice Valley’s standards.
Should you decide that Hospice Valley is the choice for you, we are awaiting with a warm smile and the willingness to provide the best care available.
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