What Is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is a specific form of healthcare focused on enhancing quality of life, providing comfort, and supporting families of individuals with life-limiting conditions. Instead of a hospital setting, our team visits patients in the comfort of their own homes and surroundings. Hospice services provide the pain management, symptom control, and compassion needed to give patients dignity and comfort in their final days.
A Heart Of Hope
When You Need It Most
24/7 Care Support
Around-the-clock support suits the varying needs of our patients, allowing us to provide the care needed as and when required to fulfill physical, emotional, and social needs.
Skilled & Compassionate Staff
Our hand-picked team of specialists is empathetic and compassionate in the work they do. Whether it's tending to the medical needs of our patients or providing the comfort and support families need in those final days.
Quality Care For Your Loved Ones
We believe care is far more than just maintaining the medical support of our clients. Our multi-faceted approach to hospice covers all areas of care, from physical needs to emotional support and social care.
Frequently Asked Questions
In addition to providing care for individuals with terminal illnesses, we also offer grief and counseling services for the family and loved ones of hospice care patients. Our team understands and empathizes with how difficult life-limiting conditions can be for anyone who knows and loves the patient. Through unwavering hope, we shed light and help family and friends to understand and appreciate the comfort and solace that hospice care can bring. We care for your loved ones as you do, and we know part of the work we do is in supporting and caring for those surrounding the patient through encouragement and hope.
Hope Hospice has expertise in caring for patients with a wide range of different terminal illnesses, across a wide range of degenerative conditions and life-limiting diagnosis. Our medical staff has the expertise and knowledge to care for a wide range of conditions, including:
Cancer, Cardiac disease (CHF), Lung disease (COPD), Liver disease, Renal disease, Stroke, Neurological conditions like Parkinson's disease, Late-stage Alzheimer's and similar conditions, Other serious terminal illnesses
Hospice services referred from a medical professional are covered 100% through Medicare and most insurances. If you'd like more information about costs and billing, you can directly get in touch with our team with any question you have. We’d recommend that you talk to your own insurance company as a first step to discuss coverage before getting in contact with our team.
Our hospice team provides a wide array of services to our patients to ensure their comfort and care during their time with us. This includes anything from ongoing medical care, such as nursing, pain management, and medication, to social support and emotional care. We're available around the clock to provide support when our patients need us. The full list of services our team provides is as follows:
Home-based care, Pain/symptom control, Comfort measures, Medication management, Medical equipment, 24/7 on-call, Respite services, Primary physician care, Nursing, Home health aide, Volunteer services, Social work assistance, Chaplain services, Grief/support counseling, Coordination of services by an Interdisciplinary Team
Our in-house interdisciplinary team works with doctors and loved ones to determine individual patients' specific level of care. We use this expertise to ensure quality of life and comfort is maintained for every person we support throughout the remainder of their life.
A referral must be made by a doctor to receive hospice care. You may contact us at (205) 583-4673 and we will be more than happy to assist you in navigating the referral process.
Determining the Level of Care
Our expert team can work with loved ones and families to determine the specific and changing levels of care our patients need. We hold meetings every two weeks to discuss the continuing needs of individual patients, enacting any changes to ensure an excellent quality of life standard is maintained throughout their time with Hope Hospice.