WHAT HOSPICE DOES AND WHO DOES IT
Hospice care can require a variety of different skilled professionals all doing their best to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. Hospice is required to provide these services but always remember that you’re still in charge. If some of these services don’t apply to your needs, let your nurse know your feelings about it and we’ll adjust our care plan.
The Hospice Nurse is arguably one of the most well-rounded nurses in all of medicine. They provide hands-on nursing care, sometimes round the clock when necessary. Hospice nurses evaluate and create a care plan for their patients. Ordering medicines and equipment is coordinated through your nurse. Your hospice nurse is your advocate and your first line of communication. If there is any change in condition, call your nurse right away.
What We Can Help With
Pain and Symptom Control
The goal of pain and symptom control is to help you be comfortable while allowing you to stay in control as much as possible and enjoy yourself as much as possible.
Home Care and Inpatient Care
There are instances when discomfort and symptoms can’t be managed at home. We would then suggest an “inpatient care setting” to manage pain and complex acute symptoms. This care is typically performed in a nursing facility that can provide hospice care 24 hours a day. This type of care is short-term, 3-5 days. After the symptoms are under control, you can go back home to your familiar surroundings.
Family meetings are conducted to provide information and to discuss issues the patient or family may have. Scheduling these meetings is the responsibility of your nurse. These meetings are necessary to agree on a plan of care that provides medical, social, and emotional support. Meetings are usually 30-60 mins long and will include family members or legal guardian.
Respite Care; You Deserve a Break Today
One Point Hospice offers “respite care” to allow friends and family time away from caregiving. Respite care can be given in up to 5-day periods of time. during which the person with cancer is cared for either in the One Point Hospice facility or in beds that are set aside in nursing homes or hospitals.
The Benefits of Hospice Care; Earlier Rather than Later:
Take control of the illness/disease and its’ possible associated discomforts
Complete important tasks
Organize personal affairs
Complete your spiritual arrangements
Enjoy, catch up or even reconcile with loved ones
Our services are a benefit to your loved one . . . that’s paid for 100% by Medicare
We know you would do anything to support and care for your loved ones, so why not let One Point Hospice be a part of your team? It’s what we do every day; helping families with their loved ones. We get it. We’re 110% confident you’ll wish you had asked for help sooner.