The caregivers at Doctor’s Choice Hospice provide comfort measures, care to the patient, and support to the family. These services are provided at the patient’s home or a facility. Our Care Team works with the patient and family to provide all clinical needs, emotional and spiritual support.
The Doctor’s Choice Hospice care team consists of doctors, nurses, social workers, trained volunteers, spiritual advisors, grief counselors, and hospice aides. Our experienced care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our hospice care services include:
The most common level of care. The patient and family will receive visits from hospice team members including nurses, hospice aides, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers. This service includes medications, equipment, and supplies related to the patient’s hospice needs.
Continuous care may be provided up to 24 hours when a patient is experiencing a crisis. Our care team will provide nursing care and hospice aides to assist in the relief of acute medical symptoms.
In addition to routine care, general inpatient is a higher level of care provided in a facility setting for a short period. The facility cost includes room & board, equipment, supplies, and medications. The patient will continue to receive care from the Doctor’s Choice care team.
Respite is designed to give the patient’s caregivers a rest for up to five nights.
Care is provided by a facility with 24-hour nursing presence.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Hospice care focuses on the quality of life for patients experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. Hospice care provides compassionate care for patients in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice care treats the person and symptoms of the disease, rather than treating the disease itself.
A: Your physician must determine your need and write an prescription (order) for your care.
A: Care is determined by the need of the patient and physician’s orders. Our experienced care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A: Hospice care services are provided at the patient’s home or a facility.
A: Hospice care is specifically designated to deal with advanced, life-limiting and/or terminal illness. Once recovery is no longer possible or the goal of the patient, hospice care may be needed to provide compassionate care through the last phases of an incurable or terminal diagnosis.