Hospice is skilled care and comfort for someone with an advanced life-limiting illness. Even if your loved one is being cared for at home, there may be times when he or she must be admitted to a hospital, extended-care facility, or a hospice inpatient facility. They may be admitted for pain or symptoms that are uncontrolled despite aggressive treatment efforts, when their condition is unstable, or when death is imminent. Depending on the situation, a medical facility may be the only feasible setting.
Your hospice team will explain the options, arrange for inpatient care if deemed appropriate, and remain involved in the treatment of the patient. And, as always, we will be there for and with your family. Regardless of the locale, we continue to work with families to provide the level of continued support and care needed.
Short-term respite care can be provided at home or in a facility. It is hospice care designed to allow the patient’s caregiver to rest or take time off, confident that the patient will be cared for properly. It minimizes the disruption of the care routine, and saves patients and their families from having to adjust to a new environment.