Now may be the best time to learn more about hospice, especially if your loved one is coping with symptoms from an end-stage chronic disease, like renal or cardiac disease, or is experiencing an increase in uncontrollable symptoms, like intolerable nausea or vomiting. You might be surprised that your loved one is eligible for hospice. Call 855-902-5100 to connect with a Residential Hospice nurse to get immediate answers to your questions and learn what you can expect from hospice services.
Patients and their loved ones have the power to choose the care path they want to take. It may be time for hospice care if you or someone you love experienced the following:
- Frequent trips to the ER or a recent hospitalization
- Increased need for help with daily living activities
- Symptoms that have become more difficult to control
- Increased weakness or falling
- Worsened shortness of breath or frequent need for oxygen
- Weight loss and decreased appetite
Get started by contacting Residential about hospice services and advanced care planning.
A physician must certify that he/she believes that the patient is within six months of death.
Routine hospice care can be provided in a patient’s home, a skilled nursing facility, an assisted living facility, or wherever the patient calls home. Upon meeting eligibility requirements, general inpatient hospice care can be provided in an independent hospital room at Edward or Elmhurst Hospitals, as well as at other contracted hospitals or skilled nursing facilities in the service area.
Hospice staff receives special training to care for all types of physical and emotional symptoms that may arise in the end stages of a serious illness. Hospice care may include medication and other therapies designed to relieve stress and pain, and provide a comfortable environment for the patient.
The Residential Hospice care team combines medical and holistic approaches, including specialized options such as:
- Aroma therapy
- Massage therapy
- Music therapy
- Pet therapy
They also offer bereavement support at no cost to caregivers, families and friends.
Learn more about Residential Hospice’s programs to meet the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
All hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurances. If you are unsure if your insurance will cover your care, Residential Hospice can work with you to determine your coverage. For more information on cost and coverage, visit the Residential Hospice website.