Routine Home Care
Hospice Routine Home Care in Central Georgia
Hospice patients almost always prefer to stay in their own homes if possible, rather than living in a hospice facility or nursing facility. At Hospice Care Options, we help make it possible for hospice patients to remain in the home environment they’re used to providing routine hospice home care visits.
Routine hospice home care is the most common hospice care option. Routine home hospice care with Hospice Care Options includes:
- Regular visits from nurses and home health aides
- Visits from counselors and social workers
- Nutrition assessment and assistance
- Pain management
- On-call assistance 24/7/365
“Home” is where the patient is
We can provide routine hospice home care at a house, apartment, residential care facility, adult care home, nursing home, or assisted living facility. Wherever the patient calls home, we are there to serve their needs as well as those of their family members.
Who is routine home hospice care appropriate for?
Hospice patients whose symptoms are well controlled with medications and who do not need to be hospitalized are good candidates for at-home hospice care. If the needs of the hospice patient evolve, our care does, too. Hospice Care Options also offers inpatient care, continuous care, and respite care.
How often will the hospice workers come to the home?
How many times our nurses, home health aides, counselors, and social workers visit the patient’s home will depend on the patient’s needs. We will work with the patient and their family to create a care plan that works best for everyone.
Our in-home hospice care team may visit your loved one several times a day, or only a couple of times a week. Our care schedule is based on the needs of the patient, and it changes as their needs change.
What’s included in-home hospice care?
When a person is receiving hospice care at home, that means bringing everything they need to receive excellent end-of-life care right to their doorstep. At-home hospice care services that can be provided include:
- Visits with their doctors
- Nursing care
- Medical equipment such as oxygen and a hospital bed
- Mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers
- Necessary medical supplies such as incontinence supplies and bandages
- Prescription drugs
- Home aide services
- Respite care to provide relief to the patient’s primary caregivers
- Occupational and physical therapy services
- Social workers
- Nutrition assistance
- Counseling for the patient and their loved ones
- And more
Is my loved one a good candidate for home hospice care?
Whether or not your loved one is a good candidate for in-home hospice care depends on both their medical needs and your ability to attend to them.
In-home hospice care is appropriate for people who are at the end of life but do not require round-the-clock medical care and who have a primary caregiver who can attend to the patient’s needs 24/7, including light medical duties such as dispensing medication.
Home hospice patients should not be left alone in the home. This is an important point to remember as you choose between routine home hospice care and a hospice facility for your loved one. Providing care for a terminally ill loved one is a full-time job, even with home hospice care staff and respite care. Those who work full time or have small children to care for may find it difficult to keep up with all the tasks required for their loved one’s end-of-life care.
If you aren’t sure which hospice care option is right for your loved one, please call us. We’ll be glad to discuss your unique situation and all possible hospice care options available to you.
What tasks will the home hospice care team take care of?
Our home hospice care team will help you care for your loved one by taking on a variety of tasks, including:
- Dressing and bathing
- Changing bed linens
- Bandage changes
- Incontinence pad changing
- Personal care
- Respite care
Hospice isn’t just for the patient
Home hospice care is centered around the patient, but our care doesn’t stop there. After all, when a person is going through the process of dying, the entire family is also going through the process with them. Our goal is to provide care for the patient while also providing comfort and assistance to the family. Watching a loved one prepare to leave this Earth is always difficult, but we can help you get through it together.
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What Our Customers Say
I love this Hospice. You are involved with your patients. You care. That is why I say this is what a person needs in this scary time of their life. I am thankful for Hospice Care Options and the care you all give!!
– Teresa H.