Hospice Care Services
Here at From the Heart Home Care, LLC, we have designed a system where:
- We provide a superior level of service to patient’s, families, and providers. We achieve this by adhering to our high level of values while recognizing that you are the expert in your loved one’s health care decisions.
- We bring the professionally trained caregivers in direct contact with the patients. Our caregivers visits every client’s home in according to the schedule that fits the needs of the client and family.
- We partner with you to design a plan of care that is best suited for you.
- We are devoted to serving you with the utmost respect and dignity by honoring your wishes.
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The focus with hospice is caring, not curing. Many people assume hospice is only called in the final moments of life. However, studies show that pain and symptom management is more effective when delivered earlier in the disease process. Fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans and HMOs, hospice is more about living than dying. That is because it is meant to provide the best quality of life possible for patients whose prognosis leads doctors to believe they will not live past six months. They are often in pain, particular with end-stage diseases like cancer, in addition to the discomfort brought about by previous treatments like chemotherapy. While hospice is thought of as solely a last option for the dying, patients sometimes improve and can be discharged from hospice.
At some point, it may not be possible to cure a serious illness, or a patient may choose not to undergo certain treatments. Hospice is designed for this situation. The patient beginning hospice care understands that his or her illness is not responding to medical attempts to cure it or to slow the disease's progress.
Like palliative care, hospice provides comprehensive comfort care as well as support for the family, but, in hospice, attempts to cure the person's illness are stopped. Hospice is provided for a person with a terminal illness whose doctor believes he or she has 6 months or less to live if the illness runs its natural course.
Although hospice provides a lot of support, the day-to-day care of a person dying at home is provided by family and friends. The hospice team coaches family members on how to care for the dying person and even provides respite care when caregivers need a break.
Our dedicated and caring medical team, social worker, chaplain, and volunteers are not only there to work with you, but to also be your support during this difficult time. Your family becomes our family. We individualize your care to promote quality of life rather than the quantity of life. This is accomplished by taking a holistic approach in caring for the mind, body, and spirit.