Routine hospice home care is the most common level of hospice care, typically provided at home or in a long-term care facility. This type of care provides regularly scheduled visits from hospice team members that address the physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort for both the patient and the patient’s caregivers.
The Doctor’s Choice Hospice Care team will work with the patient, patient’s family, caregivers, and any medical teams to create a care plan that addresses the routine needs and priorities of the patient. Routine hospice care is not 24/7 care plan. This level of care is designed to give primary caregivers, typically a family member, brief periods to recharge and rest while their loved one is in the care of the Doctor’s Choice Hospice Care team member.
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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.