What specific assistance does Hospice provide? - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

What specific assistance does Hospice provide?

An interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and specially trained volunteers provide intermittent services in the home. The patient's attending physician and hospice staff will work with the patient and family to set up an individualized plan of care. The hospice team members will make regular visits - visit frequency is based on patient/family need. A nurse is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give the patient and family support and care when needed.

Hospice services include:

  • Pre-admission consultation
  • Nursing services
  • Medical Social Work services
  • Home Health Aide services for assistance with the patient's personal care
  • Spiritual care services consistent with the patient's/family's spiritual beliefs
  • Trained volunteers to provide companionship and assist with errands
  • Case management and coordination with attending physician
  • Family education and training in patient care
  • Pain and/or symptom management
  • Emotional support services
  • Bereavement follow-up to hospice family for up to one year after the patient's death

Additional services covered by Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurance Hospice Benefit include:

  • Pharmacy services - medications for symptom control and pain relief Medical equipment and medical supplies
  • Inpatient respite care for caregiver relief (in a contracted hospital)
  • Inpatient care for symptom management (in a contracted hospital)
  • Nutritional, physical, occupational and speech therapies

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Hospice of Montgomery : 1111 Holloway Park : Montgomery, Alabama : 36117
334.279.6677 : fax 334.277.2223

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