Hospice

People’s Care Hospice is dedicated to providing compassionate care in the comfort of your home, wherever home may be. We take a personal approach to ensure our service fits your individual needs and your family’s unique situation.

Our medical team will provide a specially formulated care plan that includes pain and symptom management techniques, known as “palliative care” or “comfort care.” This enables patients to be as free from discomfort as possible, allowing them to live life with dignity and peace, surrounded by their loved ones.

What is Hospice?

Hospice care is a specialized care designed to provide support to you and your loved ones during an advanced illness. Hospice care focuses on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure.

Rooted in the word “hospitality,” hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care that embraces death as a natural part of life, and seeks to help patients meet this end with grace and dignity.

Services

The vast majority of hospice care follows Medicare requirements to provide services that may include:

Service Coordination

Regular visits by a nurse and other hospice staff, including physician, medical social worker, home-health aide and chaplain/spiritual adviser.

Medication Management

Medication for symptom control or pain relief, such as issues breathing or swallowing.

Medical Equipment

Medical equipment including wheelchairs or walkers and medical supplies, such as bandages and catheters.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Speech-language Pathology

Dietary Counseling

Short-term Inpatient Care

For when adequate pain and symptom management cannot be achieved in the home setting.

Short-term Respite Care

For temporary relief from caregiving to avoid or address “caregiver burnout.”

Emotional and Spiritual Support

This includes grief and loss counseling for patient and loved ones.

Expert Guidance and Support

This includes caring for the patient and providing information on the patient’s condition, their medications, and best care practices.

Who pays for these services?

Hospice is a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s, and most private insurance companies, for qualified patients. We provide the assistance and support for the patient and family on a 24-hour, seven days per week basis. Patients are provided with routinely scheduled in-home visits by members of our hospice team.

To inquire about benefits:

Your Personal Interdisciplinary Hospice Team

may include:

  • Attending Physician

  • Hospice Medical Director

  • RN Case Manager

  • LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse)

  • Social Worker

  • Home Health Aide

  • Interfaith Spiritual Counselor

  • Bereavement Support

  • Trained Volunteers

Join Our Team!

We are always looking for outstanding new team members. If you’re looking for employment opportunities with our Home Health team:

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