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 Specialty Programs:
- Embrace Life Program is designed to fulfill the last wishes of our patients. From simple things like baking a cake to driving a truck, to attending special events, our staff are experienced in helping patients “Embrace Life” despite their terminal illness. Each patient is unique and we strive to go above an beyond by developing individualized plans to meet their physical emotional, and spiritual needs.
- Journeys Program Transitions are hard. We provide around the clock support as needed after your journey home from the hospital and at the end of life.
- Musical Memoirs Program aims at providing music therapy sessions for patients as an alternative form of treatment for symptoms such as: anxiety, depression, pain management, and other cognitive changes. These sessions are crafted son they meet the patient’s needs are well as providing a socially engaging environment for the patient to thrive,
- Bridge Program is designed for people who are in need of end stage disease management. We will provide free assessments and resources on preparing for the end of life.
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 Grief Support Group:
Hearth Hospice offers grief recovery support meetings, at no charge, to those who are suffering a loss. For information please call 423-531-6555.