The focus of hospice relies on the belief that each of us have the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.
* Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and, in most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home.
* Hospice care also is provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
* Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness.
* Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations.
Comprehensive services are provided to address the needs of the patients, caregivers, and families, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in their home or place of residence regardless of race, age, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, diagnosis, marital status, resuscitation status, availability of a primary caregiver, or ability to pay. Hospice believes that no individual receiving services should feel isolated or alone and that our presence will make a difference to every patient, caregiver and family we meet. Our services include:
* Physician’s Services
* Skilled Nursing Care
* Medical Supplies
* Medical Equipment
* Medications for symptom management and pain relief
* Short-term inpatient care, including respite care
* Home Health Aide
* Rehabilitation Therapies
* Medical Social Services, including counseling
* Spiritual Care Services
* Volunteer Services
* Bereavement Services
Hospice care is most beneficial when it is provided for months as opposed to weeks or days. Patients and families can benefit from considering hospice as soon as it is appropriate so that they may receive the full range of available benefits. Hospice is not about losing hope, giving up, or even dying.
The focus is on maximizing quality of life. As a patient’s needs change, hospice can address those issues with a gradual, non-crisis approach minimizing stress for patients and their loved ones.
Hospice Indicators Only a physician can determine hospice appropriateness, but here are some indicators to watch for:
* Unrelieved pain
* Frequent infections
* Repeat hospitalizations
* Weight loss
* Difficulty swallowing
* Decreased mobility
* Shortness of breath
Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments in the comfort of their own place of residence.
The Medicare Hospice benefit covers all services, medications, supplies and equipment related to the terminal illness. Other insurances may offer some coverage for Hospice, but may not cover the entire cost. If a patient has no insurance or partial coverage, we will work with each patient on an individual basis.
Hospice is a choice. A patient may choose to leave at any time. A patient may also be discharged if a patient shows signs of improvement, and the disease seems to be in remission.
Ask their doctor to discuss all their options, which may include hospice care
Call Golden Oaks Hospice, Inc. for information or ask us to visit them to provide information
Call Golden Oaks Hospice, Inc. back with more questions. Golden Oaks Hospice wants families to fully understand their options and will respect any decision made.
Golden Oaks Hospice, Inc. works on a referral basis. Though referrals typically come from the physician, they may also originate from any local hospital, doctor’s office, board and care, skilled nursing facility, patient, family, interested person or agency. A nurse or qualified representative of Golden Oaks Hospice, Inc. will receive and process the referral information. The patient is signed up for the various services the physician requests. Within 24 – 48 hours, a Golden Oaks Hospice, Inc. representative will arrange an evaluation, unless specific care is required on the same day.
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Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
Specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life.
A specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice care addresses the patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Hospice care also helps the patient's family caregivers.
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