General Inpatient Hospice care is a care plan for hospice patients that require short-term facility-based care for symptom management that cannot adequately be provided with other types of hospice care.
General inpatient care is not intended to be for caregiver stress relief, like routine care, or respite. This service is aimed at ‘short term’ admission to a hospital or care facility for aggressive palliative interventions with the intent to discharge to a prior level of care when symptom control has been achieved. Hospice patients may require general inpatient care if they require:
- Analgesic needs that cannot be managed with routine or continuous in-home hospice care.
- Symptom management for nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress, seizures, advanced open wounds, or bleeding that would not be controllable without resources provided by a care facility.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Home health is a physician-ordered service designed to enable patients to maximize their ability to function safely at home by teaching patients and their caregivers how to provide effective, appropriate care. Symptom and disease management, medication management, mobility, home safety issues and a wide range of education are among the many needs covered.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the many services we provide. However, we must have a physician’s order to provide care. Talk to your doctor if you feel you have a need for home-based services.
You must be home bound to receive home care. Your physician must determine your need and write an prescription (order) for your care.
No, skilled home health care is intermittent, with the frequency of visits determined by your physician and home health clinical team.
Care can be provided in your home, whether that is your house or a family member’s, an adult family home, assisted living or retirement home. Home health cannot be provided in a hospital or nursing home.
Home health care is specifically designated to deal with acute changes in a patient’s physical and/or mental condition. These changes can be related to a worsening of a long-standing illness, a new diagnosis or a need for post-operative care and education. These changes can be physical and/or mental in nature.