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What is Hospice Care At Home?
Hospice has many misconception that family members often question whether it is the right choice for their loved one with terminal diagnosis. The following video discusses those misconceptions and provide answer to questions that you may have regarding admitting your loved one to Hospice.
For the Terminally Ill
iServe Hospice services are passionately structured to benefit the lives of our terminally ill patients. Our focus is to provide comfort and dignity to help provide peace during the end-of-life stages.
Hospice care at home is the care of the terminally ill who are experiencing an advanced life-limiting illness by providing a special kind of care that improves the quality of life for the patient. Hospice care holistically cares for patients and their families, ensuring that the patient is pain-free and comfortable while the family is coping well with the illness. Hospice manages the incurable disease towards the end of life by providing compassionate care by an interdisciplinary team.
The final stage of life is death, and the hospice philosophy acknowledges this. The process affirms life but does not hasten or postpone death. In other words, Hospice does not treat the disease but instead focuses on providing comfort care through symptom management until the end of life.
To be eligible for hospital, some of the following must be true:
- The patient must have a life-limiting condition with six months or less to live.
- The patient has cancer and is steadily declining.
- The patient has dementia or other neurological diseases and is unable to perform activities of daily living.
- There is a history of multiple hospital visits within the last six months.
- The patient has lost a lot of weight and continues to lose weight.
- There is a generalized weakness that has increased over time.
- There’s a cognitive and functional decline
- Mental issues that are deteriorating
- Untreatable infection that keeps coming back
Diseases that may prompt immediate hospice referrals are
- Neurological conditions such as non-Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Huntington’s disease.
- Renal Disease
- Liver Disease
- Cerebral Vascular Accident ( CVA) Stroke
- Congestive Heart failure
- Cardiopulmonary Disease ( COPD)
At iServe Hospice, our team of professionals works together to manage symptoms so that a person spends their last days with dignity and quality care, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice care is also family-centered – it includes the patient and the family in making decisions.
Becoming a patient
The conversation about pursuing Hospice can be difficult, and we are here to help make it easier. The iServe team focuses on providing the best care and resources to patients and families who need end-of-life care for their loved one. Our hospice indicator test will help you determine if you need Hospice for a loved one. If you are still unsure after the indicator test evaluation, you may contact us for additional information. To answer your questions, our medical directors and nurse are 24/7.
What to Expect
At iserve Hospice, our hospice medical directors will create a customized plan that will guide your hospice clinician throughout your care in coordination with your physician. Exceptional, compassionate end-of-life care is our priority. We care for the patient, and we also provide services that will benefit the entire family. You can access our services at any time. In addition to scheduled visits, we offer support on an emergency basis. In other words, there are nurses available around the clock to care for you or your loved one.