We provide hospice care in the comfort of your home in most cases. If you have a loved one who needs hospice care, the first aspect of the individual’s care you must understand is what level of care the person needs, and whether outpatient hospice care in the comfort of their home will benefit the person most. Regardless of the type of care, Medicare, Medicaid, and other private insurance providers typically cover these supportive care services.
Outpatient Basic Home Care
If a patient needs basic services, meaning that the patient needs help with personal hygiene, medication management, and symptom management, and maybe wound dressing changes, typically in those cases, outpatient hospice care will suffice. This person doesn’t need someone round the clock in order for the person to live comfortably at home.
Continuous Home Care
Once someone needs more care, usually at the end of their illness, these patients may opt for continuous home care. At this time of someone’s illness, the person will want to stay in familiar surroundings with their loved ones.
General Inpatient Care
When a loved one’s symptoms are severe enough, the patient may not want to be managed at home. This means that they may likely choose to participate in inpatient hospice care. This allows medical professionals to be by the patient’s side round the clock and to provide the care necessary to meet the patient’s medical needs. Counselors are available to help these patients nearing the end of their life to process their feelings related to dying.
Another level of hospice care and the most intensive is respite care. This is meant to relieve loved ones and those on the care team who need it most. Respite care providers can come and help at any time of the day, whether in the home or an inpatient hospice care facility.
Find Out More About Hospice Care Today
Open communication and starting an honest discussion regarding hospice care will benefit anyone caring for a terminally ill loved one. If you’re interested in learning more about hospice care services and payment options, contact Ameriprime Hospice today by calling 1-800-899-9790.