Integrated Senior Care Hospice team focuses on enhancing the quality of life for patients and their loved ones by developing a personalized care plan that meets each patient’s needs and wishes. We provide compassionate care for patients with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses, including but not limited to: Cancer, Heart disease, Stroke and Coma, Lung disease, Kidney disease, Liver disease, Multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Parkinson’s and AIDS.
Hospice is a service, or philosophy of care, that is provided in the place the patient calls home. In addition to a private residence, this includes nursing homes and residential facilities. Hospice patients may also receive services at a contracted inpatient facility or hospital; and short-term inpatient care may be provided to help manage pain and control symptoms when needed. Receiving comprehensive care in the environment in which they feel most comfortable will ensure the patient’s dignity is well-preserved. The hospice care team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will make regular scheduled visits to assess the patient and provide quality care for the patient and their loved ones.
In addition to caring for the patient, Integrated Senior Care Hospice strives to provide excellent caregiver support. When the patient’s primary caregiver needs respite time as a relief from their responsibilities, the patient can go into short term inpatient care. Emotional and spiritual support, as well as bereavement care and counseling are offered for up to 13 months to surviving family and friends.
Regular Hospice Services:
- Manage the patient's pain and symptoms
- Provide needed medications, medical supplies, and medical equipment
- Maintain patient’s comfort, including regular assessments and support for their loved ones
- Assist patients with personal care and activities of daily living
- Instruct families on how to properly care for the patients
- Deliver special services such as speech and physical therapy when needed
- Spiritual advisers or chaplains to help patients and families with questions or concerns at the end of life, volunteers to provide companionship and community resources to support patients and their families, bereavement services and counseling to help families deal with grief, which continues for up to 13 months.
Hospice Levels of Care:
Integrated Senior Care Hospice recognizes that patients have different needs associated with their terminal illnesses; therefore, we provide different levels of care to meet those needs for each patient and their loved ones. The hospice care team and the patient’s primary care physician will help determine the level of care that is best for the patient.
The levels of Hospice Care are:
Routine Home Hospice Care:
Care can be provided nearly anywhere a patient calls home. Home visits are scheduled by a team of professionals to ensure that the medical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patients and their loved ones are met.
Inpatient Hospice Care:
When a patient needs short-term management of pain or symptoms that cannot be controlled at home, the patient may be transferred to an inpatient facility. When the symptoms are controlled, the patient may return home.
Patients often receive care from family members or other individuals. When the caregivers need time away from their caregiver responsibilities, patients may stay in an inpatient facility for up to five days.
Please CONTACT an Integrated Senior Care Hospice location in your area for additional information about hospice levels of care and services.