What Is Hospice Care?

Hospice provides comfort care and focuses on quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness. Hospice care does not give us the power to shorten or prolong life – instead, it gives us the power to choose how we live.

Our hospice care service can assist either an individual or the whole family, making every day more meaningful and special. At Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, our hospice team is well-trained and experienced in identifying patient needs and providing quality care and spiritual support.

Our goal is to bring you peace of mind while taking care of the rest on your behalf, whether it is giving medications, attending to daily needs, or providing comfort care.

Our Hospice Mission

Our Hospice services are designed to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of our clients and their families facing end-of-life health care needs with dignity, compassion, and continuity of care.

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Our team of professionals are dedicated to relieving stress and illness-related symptoms. Primarily, our goal is to make your loved ones’ life as easy and painless as possible. Helping to improve their quality of life and alleviating worry and fear are integral parts of our responsibilities.

Hospice care is appropriate for patients of any age, and it is extended to their family members who may feel distressed and in need of spiritual and emotional support. Phoenix Home Care & Hospice makes a difference for both patients and their families.

What Services Are Provided in Hospice Care?

Hospice care consists of a collection of services. It isn’t just patient care for the terminally ill, along with pain and stress relief, but also emotional and spiritual support. It can be anything from music therapy to massages, medication management, personal care, and more. Our hospice care is completely personalized so that the services you or your loved ones receive is suited to your condition.

Some of the services include:

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  • 24/7 on-call nursing
  • Nursing care with a personalized routine plan
  • Respite care
  • Medications and equipment
  • Spiritual care
  • Bereavement guidance

Hospice care also includes helping you with arranging a funeral and supporting you while you are grieving. The trained specialists at Phoenix Home Care & Hospice make sure to aid you at every stage of the path, helping you deal with emotions, while also supporting the health condition of your loved one.

What does the Hospice Benefit Include?

Am I Ready for Hospice Care?

People often see hospice as giving up. However, hospice is a New Beginning. When a person says yes to hospice, they are saying:

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End-of-life care is required when a patient is no longer willing to treat a long-term, life-limiting illness. Hospice care does not necessarily take place in a medical facility. On the contrary, you can choose a place where your loved one would feel most comfortable, such as in their own home or a family residence. Regardless of the facility you choose for the patient, Phoenix Home Care & Health never sacrifices the quality of hospice care we provide.

Being ready for hospice care does not mean a patient is taken to a facility where they would be connected to medical equipment and given medication. It is the opposite of it. While the equipment and medications must be present to prevent health deterioration, the hospice care plan offers quality time with family, wish fulfillment, and therapy.

To ease the process, families can benefit from end-of-life plan assistance and receive guidance from a counselor in order to handle the loss.

Who Is Eligible for Hospice?

A patient suffering from a terminal illness should have a prognosis of six months or less to be eligible for hospice care. A patient who is willing to quit treatment and concentrate on comfort and emotional well-being can receive end-of-life care. Some life-limiting illnesses include:

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Stroke or coma
  • Heart or respiratory diseases
  • Neurological diseases

Is It Time?

If you or a loved one have experienced the following it may be time to consider hospice:

Who Pays for Hospice Care?

Medicare & Medicaid provide 100% coverage for hospice services. Most private insurance includes some coverage for the hospice benefit. The Phoenix Hospice team works directly with you and your physician to create an individualized plan of care that will meet your needs and help you live life the way you choose.

Read moreThe team at Phoenix understands the decision to choose hospice can be difficult. We will send one of our hospice experts to visit you in your home to explain the hospice benefit and explain how hospice can make your life better. We want everyone to have the opportunity to understand the value of hospice before decisions are made.

Our Hospice Team

Our hospice team is a group of medical professionals who are trained and experienced in providing end-of-life comfort care. Thanks to their expertise, they can identify the needs and evaluate the health condition of patients to react in a timely manner. It is our team’s utmost importance to help the elderly to maintain good well-being.

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Apart from doctors and nurses, you can expect to have spiritual counselors, bereavement counselors, home health aids, and medical social workers working jointly in hospice care. Hospice doctors usually work alongside the patient’s personal physician, another expert who knows the intricacies of the patient’s health.

When it comes to emotional and spiritual support, chaplains will guide the whole family through a hard time, while bereavement counselors will offer support after the patient’s death.

Contact Us for More Information

Hospice is never an easy choice, but it can be a path to compassion, dignity, and new beginnings. Contact Phoenix Home Care & Hospice to discuss your options for compassionate care at this stage of life.

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