Hospice Care

Qualifying for Hospice Care

If your physician estimates that you or a loved one has about six months left to live if the illness runs its natural course – and the patient agrees to focus on comfort care instead of continuing treatments to cure the disease then the time is right to contact Holistic Care Hospice and Palliative Services.
Countless families have shared with us that they regret not reaching out earlier. Don’t delay in accessing the comprehensive support available to enhance the comfort and quality of life for your loved one and your family.

You can refer yourself or a loved one to Holistic Care Hospice by reaching out to us directly. We are here to provide the support and care you need during this challenging time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to begin the hospice care journey.

Comprehensive Medical Support

While hospice care is primarily associated with end-of-life care, it encompasses much more than providing comfort and support in the final stages of life. At Holistic Care Hospice and Palliative Services, we understand the unique medical needs of our hospice patients, and our services are specifically tailored to address those needs. Our comprehensive medical services include:

  • Doctor-directed care: We collaborate closely with your physicians to ensure seamless coordination of care.
  • Pain management: Our experienced team assists in managing pain based on your priorities and preferences.
  • Nursing care by hospice-trained RNs: Our skilled and compassionate hospice-trained registered nurses make regular visits to monitor your condition and provide necessary medical care.
  • Assistance with daily living tasks: Hospice aides are available to provide support with activities such as dressing, bathing, and meal preparation when these tasks become challenging.
  • Medications: Depending on your diagnosis and personalized hospice plan, we provide necessary medications to alleviate symptoms and enhance your comfort.
  • Home medical equipment: We can arrange for essential medical equipment, including hospital beds, oxygen supplies, and mobility aids, to ensure your safety and comfort at home.
  • Personal care supplies: We provide personal care supplies specific to your hospice diagnosis, ensuring your comfort and well-being.
  • Short-term inpatient care (respite care): If family caregivers need a break, our hospice services may include short-term stays in our inpatient facility, offering respite and support.
  • Continuous care during crisis periods: If the need arises, we can provide round-the-clock hospice services to manage any crisis situations effectively.
  • Therapies: As appropriate and allowed by your personalized hospice plan, we offer physical, occupational, dietary, speech, and respiratory therapies to enhance your quality of life.

At Holistic Care Hospice and Palliative Services, we are committed to being there for you and your loved ones at every step of the journey, providing exceptional medical support, comfort, and compassion.

Emotional, and Spiritual Support

When facing advanced illnesses, patients and their families require comprehensive support that addresses their practical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care plays a vital role in providing the necessary services to navigate the hospice journey. At Holistic Care Hospice, our dedicated professionals are here to offer the following support:

  • 24/7 access to care: We understand that emergencies and concerns can arise at any time, so we provide round-the-clock access to our care team.
  • Medical social workers: Our experienced social workers assist in navigating the complex medical system, offering guidance, advocacy, and emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Crisis counseling: During times of emotional or psychological crises, our compassionate team is available to provide counseling and support to help navigate through challenging situations.
  • Spiritual care and support: Our hospice care includes dedicated chaplains who offer spiritual care, guidance, and counseling to patients and their families, respecting their individual beliefs and traditions.
  • Trained volunteers: Compassionate volunteers play an integral role in providing companionship, emotional support, and practical assistance to patients and families.
  • Additional therapies: In some locations, we offer additional therapies such as music therapy and pet therapy to enhance the overall well-being and quality of life of our patients.
  • Pre-bereavement counseling and ongoing grief support: Our services extend beyond the patient’s passing, as we provide pre-bereavement counseling and continued support to families during the grieving process

Providing Spiritual Guidance and Support: The Vital Role of the Hospice Chaplain
Our compassionate hospice chaplains play a crucial role in providing spiritual support and counseling to our patients. They are dedicated to ensuring that patients feel heard, safe, and supported throughout their hospice journey. The hospice chaplains respect and honor the unique beliefs and traditions of each individual, offering guidance and comfort in accordance with their spiritual needs. Their presence brings solace and strength to patients and their families, helping them find meaning and peace during this challenging time.

Navigating the Journey: How Hospice Social Workers Provide Essential Support and Guidance
When patients and families choose hospice care, our knowledgeable and compassionate social workers become their advocates, advisors, comforters, and guides. They are well-versed in the intricacies of hospice care and provide invaluable support to patients and their families. Our social workers offer a range of services, including helping navigate the medical system, facilitating access to hospice-specific resources and services, providing counseling and emotional support, assisting with benefits guidance, and offering bereavement care. They are dedicated to addressing the practical and emotional needs of patients and their families, ensuring they receive comprehensive support and care throughout their hospice journey.

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