HOSPICE - SERVICES
Hospice is not for profit, just as the hospital is, and there is usually no charge to patients and families for these services, whether in the patient’s home or in the residential hospice house.
Hospice accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurances and we accept what is paid to Hospice by these providers.
Services provided to all Hospice patients and families include:
- Related medications, equipment, medical supplies, medical equipment, oxygen, or any other form of supplies needed to care for the patient and provide comfort or alleviate distressing symptoms.
- Emotional and spiritual support.
- Education for patients, families and caregivers about the terminal illness and caring for a loved one at home.
- 24-hr access to hospice nurses
- Grief support with trained grief counselors.
- Volunteer support to run errands, sit with patients, act as companion for the patient, read to the patient, play cards or other board games with the patient and countless other tasks too numerous and varied to list.
- Minor homemaking services
- Hospice aide services to help with bathing, dressing, changing linen on bed and other ADL assistance.
- Community resources from a trained medical social worker.
- Physician’s care for symptoms that are causing distress, requiring a medication change. The Hospice Medical Director is available 24-hours when needed. Hospice staff also work with the patient’s attending MD when available.
- Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies are also available.
- Patients receive no bill for in-home Hospice Care
Patients in the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House benefit from the additional services listed below.
- Hospice trained nurse and aide on duty to 24-hours per day to provide care.
- Volunteers to sit with patients, greet visitors when they arrive, prepare coffee for families, provide tours, retrieve library books for families or patients, run errands for families while they are at the house, minor laundry, and many other tasks too numerous and varied to mention.
- General inpatient level of care requires that the Hospice Medical Director visit the patient daily. The patient’s personal attending MD may visit the patient as well.
- Depending on the level of care, patients may be responsible for daily room and board if at the routine level of care. If at the Hospice House for Respite, there will be a minimal co-pay. At the general inpatient level of care, there is no charge to the patient.
- Help for symptoms too difficult to control in another setting.
- Private covered patio with ability for patient’s bed to be moved outdoors.
- Library services
- Space for family members to gather for meals or time together
- Enclosed playroom for small children
- Outdoor gardens and walkways
Any of the Hospice services listed above are available to all patients / families as needed and these services may be revoked at any time if the patient / families choose to return to curative measures.Would you like to learn more? We encourage you to contact us with questions or to arrange a tour of our facility. Please contact the Hospice Department at 270.767.3670 for more information.
1959 SR 94 West
803 Poplar Street