Levels of Care
Routine Home Care – Care in the home or care facility is provided by the hospice team through regularly scheduled visits which can be once a week to daily depending on the needs of the patient and family. (Most of our patients fall into this category)
Continuous Care – An intensive or crisis level of care can be provided to hospice patients when their symptoms cannot be managed at the routine level of care. Continuous Care is provided on a short-term basis (1-5 days) to maintain the patient in their home or care facility. Nursing care is usually provided for 8-24 hours a day and some of the hours may be provided by a home health aide.
Inpatient Care – Inpatient care is provided for pain and symptom management at a participating hospital, long-term care facility, or specialized hospice inpatient unit. Short-term inpatient care is provided for the patient for pain control and symptom management.
Respite Care – Respite Care is short-term inpatient care provided to relieve those caring for the patient in their home. Care is normally provided in a contracted nursing home and, up to five consecutive days at a time.
Bereavement – A bereavement team ready to help you with grief and the mourning of a lost loved one.