What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is a specialized type of care for those who have life limiting illnesses or those that are terminally ill. There are hospice facilities specifically for this purpose, but more and more people are choosing to have hospice care administered within their own homes so they can live more comfortably in their final days. Unlike home health care, hospice care is generally only considered for patients with a prognosis of six months or less. The team of skilled nurses and home health aides at Nova Home Care & Staffing are trained in hospice care to make clients as comfortable as possible at all hours of the day if necessary. If the symptoms require them to be in a special facility, Nova can also provide private round the clock care in those cases as well.
What To Expect From Hospice Care
Unlike general in home health care which will generally consist of the same basic tasks, hospice care is much more specialized for each patient. The goals of hospice care are as follows:
- Address physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs
- Respite for family caregivers
- Manage the patients pain and symptoms so they can live as comfortably as possible and make the most of their remaining time.
- Quality of life is just as important as length of life
Companionship is also a major part of hospice care. Receiving care and attention is important for the patients emotional well being. It is a difficult time for the patient and their family members and hospice care services can help everyone involved.
Nova’s Experienced Hospice Care at Home Staff
The team at Nova is made up of many healthcare professionals including a team of skilled nurses and home health aides. The Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Registered Nurses (RNs) are able to offer advanced healthcare that home health aides are not able to provide. With extensive training, our nursing staff is prepared to provide specialized care for every individual client.
How Much Does it Cost For Hospice Care at Home?
Many private insurance plans provide at least some coverage for hospice care. It’s best to check with your insurance company because there are different types of plans available that may or may not cover hospice services. There are also different ways a person can be considered eligible for hospice care and what costs are covered can vary based on the health plan you have. Veterans benefits can also help mitigate some of the cost as well. If you would like to know more about the pricing of home health aide services, contact Nova today.
Around the Clock Care
When a person reaches the point when hospice care is being considered, they are generally going to need around the clock care. The hospice team members at Nova will make sure someone is always available to provide care 24 hour a day. There will be a detailed plan of care in place that the hospice team will follow so everything is taken care of and the patient is as comfortable as possible.
Contact Nova Home Care & Staffing
If a loved one is approaching the end of their life and you want to do everything you can to make them comfortable, contact Nova about hospice care today. Our team is comprised of professionals who are trained to give patients the best quality of life possible.