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What is Hospice Care?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness Hospice Care may be an option. Our services are provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort care for an individual by reducing pain, addressing spiritual, social, physical, and psychological needs during this time of much needed support for both patient, and family. 

 Our main goal is to provide the highest quality of life possible for the remaining time of life. Hospice Care can help with decreasing the likelihood of having a difficult time with the grieving process, and prepares the family for their loved ones death. 

Hospice Care: What to Expect

Once all the appropriate forms are signed and we receive admission orders, the patient will officially be admitted to hospice care. There will be communication between our hospice team and the physician to discuss medical history, current symptoms and life expectancy. 

  • Regular visits by our hospice team will be scheduled 

  • All necessary home medical equipment is delivered

  • All necessary medications are delivered 

  • You will receive information that will help with managing symptoms

  • The teams social worker and chaplain will visit to add emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial assessments to the plan of care. 

 

Healing Angels Hospice is Dedicated to

Comfort & Quality of Life

Our team takes pride in providing our patients with the highest of quality services to make their lives comfortable and easier. We accomplish this through years of experience and dedication in hospice care. Our care is customized  for each patient ensuring their dignity and overall well being. 

Physical, emotional, spiritual care and support for the patient and their family members 

Hospice social workers provide emotional support and help by providing financial, community, and end of life planing information  

Routine medical and nursing care such as pain management and symptom control. 

Continuous care is provided around the clock when the patient is experiencing a crisis 

Bereavement counseling and support for both patient and family

Medication and home medical equipment 

 

Hospice Services

To be eligible to receive hospice care,  a medical doctor must certify that you (or your loved one) is terminally ill, meaning you have a life expectancy of 6 months or less, the following guidelines must also be considered;

  • The patient's functional status is declining as determined by either: 

    • Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) eating of <50%-60%​

    • Dependence in 3 of 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLS)     ​​​

  • There is an altercation in nutritional status e.g. more than 10% loss of body weight over the last 4-6 months

  • The patient has an observed and documented deterioration status overall in clinical condition in the past 4-6 months that has resulted in the following: 

    • more than 3 hospitalizations or emergency room visits​

    • Decrease in tolerance to physical activity

    • Decrease in Cognitive ability 

  • Other co morbid diseases 

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Who is eligible for Hospice?