Because our patients have different lifestyles, needs, and levels of needed hospice service.. there are four different types of hospice care that we provide.
This is the most common level of hospice care that is provided to patients at their residence (in either a nursing facility or their own home).
This is provided for patients who meet the criteria per federal and state guidelines.
This type of care is provided to offer relief and rest to caregivers who provide for the hospice patient.
Respite care is inpatient care in a medicare approved facility (like a hospice inpatient facility, hospital, or nursing home). EHCM hospice will arrange this for the patient. The patient can stay up to 5 days for each period of respite care.
Respite care is provided 5 days out of every 30 days of service.
This type of care is provided to a patient who is a resident of a facility or at home.
This care is primarily for patients who experience a crisis, as defined by the Hospice Rules of Health Care Financing Administration (HFCA). The hospice agrees to place round-the-clock nursing and/or aide service in the facility or home until the patient's condition dictates a return to hospice care or a change to General Inpatient Care. Symptoms must be acute enough to require a minimum of 8 hours of continuous care.
In most circumstances, if continuous care continues over a period of 18-24 hours, general inpatient care may be indicated.
This type of care is provided to a facility or home resident.
This type of care is for patients who experience acute symptoms which in the judgement of the hospice cannot be effectively managed in the home or outpatient setting. The hospice agrees to provide short-term hospice inpatient care for such a patient in an inpatient facility, provided that the facility has a registered nurse (RN) available on the premises 24 hours a day.
Here is a list of some of the services/skills that come with and can be provided with the hospice care that you choose ...
if you are applying for Health Care Coverage for someone in need of nursing facility or community-based care, who is between the ages of 19 and 64 and who is not eligible foror enrolled in Medicare. (Appendix F)
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