No dialysis Creatinine clearance < 10cc/min (15cc/min in diabetics) Supporting indicators: Signs of uremia Intractable fluid overload Oliguria <400cc/24 hours
Almost all our patients are aware they are nearing the end of their lives. For them, hope means having the end of
Is hospice brought in because the family thought the nursing staff at a facility wasn’t doing a good enough job?
The facility is still considered the primary care giver. We don’t replace them. We come there and give them the additional support
Hospice is about making patients as comfortable as possible. We encourage patients to continue to engage in all their activities as they
Hospice focuses on much more than just the patient’s physical pain. The hospice nurse does a full physical assessment during each visit
We provide a respite level of care for families who may need a break from taking care of their loved one. To
Talk about how hospice services can help patients achieve their goals. Explain that the nurse coming to their home will help them
Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. The services covered include medication, equipment and supplies related to the hospice
I was told by a doctor that if my loved one enters hospice care, they can’t return to the hospital. Is that right?
Hospice is about comfort. We will make every effort to keep a patient comfortable whereever they call home. Sometimes a symptom arises
You can have hospice at home, but you also can have hospice in a personal care home, assisted-living facility, a skilled nursing