We are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we will do what we can to provide what you need.
- Hospice doctor and nurse practitioner oversees and coordinates care, sometimes working with the patient’s primary care physician,
- Nursing services provided 24-7, if needed, or sporadically for check-ups or specials services (i.e. administering injections),
- Help with daily needs, such as bathing, cooking, or cleaning provided by certified nursing assistants,
- Visits from a spiritual counselor, if requested,
- Counseling services, both for the patient and for family members,
- Social worker support, such as help with insurance and financial matters,
- Respite care to provide breaks and rest time for caregivers, especially family members,
- Medical supplies and equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen, and wheelchairs,
- Medications to help control pain and symptoms,
- Physical, speech, dietary, and occupational therapists,
- Volunteers trained to provide companionship, assistance, and support, and
- Bereavement support for family members and significant others throughout the patient’s illness and for a minimum of 13 months (more, if needed) following their death.
Hospice Levels of Care:
- Routine Home Hospice Care is designed to meet the daily needs of the patient whether they are in their own home, nursing home, assisted living facility, group home, or a hospital.
- In Patient Hospice Care is when the patient is taken to the hospital because their pain or symptoms cannot be controlled at home. After the symptoms are under control then the patient can return home. The average stay is 5-7 days. The cost to stay in an inpatient center is paid 100% by Medicare/Medicaid and most insurance companies for a short-term stay.
- Respite Care is when patients stay in a hospital or other in patient facility for up to 5 days so their caregiver can rest. Caregivers are usually family members who take care of their loved ones at home.
- Continuous Hospice Care is provided if there is a medical crisis that needs 24-7 medical attention at home.
Ongoing Support Group:
Hearth Hospice offers a support group to people who are suffering from the loss of a loved one. Support groups will meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 6 p.m. and the 3rd Tuesday at noon at Wally’s Restaurant in East Ridge. Call the Tennessee location to register.