There are many challenges in an end-of-life setting, from the patient’s state of coping with the situation while dealing with medical needs, to the family’s acknowledgment that a loved one is approaching his final phase in life. At Eden Hospice Care Services, Inc., we make it our responsibility to make this transition more comfortable and at ease.
We are providing the following services:
Routine Home Care
Provided in the comfort and security of your home wherever you are – home assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility.
Registered Nurse/case manager visits at least weekly certified nurse aide visits multiple times a week to assist with personal care and other related services.
Continuous Home Hospice Care may be provided only during a period of crisis, as necessary to maintain a patient at home. A period of crisis is a period in which a patient requires continuous care, which is predominantly nursing care, to control pain or manage acute medical symptoms.
Skilled Nursing Care
Terminally ill patients need medical care to manage their pain, symptoms, and medication. So, we at Eden Hospice Care Services, Inc. provide skilled nursing care for these individuals.
Inpatient Hospice Care is provided when a patient needs short-term management of pain or symptoms that cannot be controlled at home. The patient is transferred to a contracted skilled nursing facility, hospital, or inpatient hospice unit. When the symptoms are controlled, the patient may return home.
Inpatient Respite Care
Respite Care is provided to hospice patients when their family caregivers need time away from their caregiving responsibilities or have an urgent situation requiring a respite stay. Patients may receive care in a contracted skilled nursing facility or hospice inpatient unit for up to five days.
Home Health Aide
Certain day-to-day tasks are difficult to do because of chronic health conditions that require rest. That is why we have Certified Home Health Aides who are dedicated to providing personal care and assistance to your loved one at home.
Emotional and spiritual concerns of the patient and their family are important in an end-of-life situation. That is why we provide Spiritual Counseling to support them in their coping stage. This is about learning to value the remaining time of life, acknowledging and accepting fate, and openly sharing feelings within the family.
Social Workers help family members deal with a range of issues, such as communication, conflict resolution, or other stressful situations. They can also coordinate available community resources and assist with non-medical matters, including finances, planning, insurance benefits and other end-of-life concerns.
Here at Eden Hospice Care Services, Inc., we provide opportunities for individuals with the biggest and kindest hearts to volunteer in serving terminally ill patients in a variety of ways.
Getting hospice care is one of the best ways when one is living with a life-limiting disease. This type of care allows the patient to prepare emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. That is why we have compassionate and reliable hospice caregivers who are dedicated to providing extraordinary service.
To achieve the highest standard of care, our physicians work closely with the hospice nursing staff and primary physicians to ensure that each patient’s medical and emotional needs are met.
Patients with a terminal illness can receive ancillary services to better manage their health condition. Our hospice team will work hand-in-hand with the patient, his or her family, and physician to craft a personalized care to provide the most effective relief for pain and symptom management.
Speech Therapy Services
Our speech therapy service is available for clients who are having difficulty communicating with their loved ones or find it hard to swallow their food.
Occupational Therapy Services
The main purpose of this service is to preserve the feelings of independence that the client has through various different activities and therapy methods
We provide needed comfort medication to help patients manage their conditions.
Many people utilizing our services need specialized medical equipment and supplies at some point during their care.
We partner with medical equipment suppliers and arranges for delivery of equipment included in your care plan such as:
- Hospital bed (including bariatric beds, if needed)
- Pressure relief mattress
- Oxygen and delivery services
- Bedside table
- Wheelchair and other specialty chair
- Walker, cane, tub seat and bedside commode
- Suction equipment
Access to this type of equipment allows patients to maintain their quality of life while staying close to the ones they love.
Is Time for Hospice?
Answer these questions to determine if hospice care could help in your situation. Dealing with a serious, life-limiting illness is not easy. Eden can help by providing symptom management and support for both the family and caregivers.
Have you been diagnosed with a serious, life-limiting illness? These include (but are not limited to):
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cardiopulmonary Disease
- Cerebral Vascular Accident/Stroke
- Liver Disease
- Neurological Conditions (Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, Huntington’s Disease)
- Renal Disease
Has there been a recent change in your condition? Some examples might include:
- Progressive weight loss
- Several falls in the past six months
- Shortness of breath, even when resting
- Spending most of the day confined to bed or a chair
Have you found yourself needing more medical support?
- Are you calling your doctor more?
- Have you started or increased pain medication?
- Have you visited the ER or been hospitalized three or more times for the same symptoms in the past six months?
Have you started to need more help to perform daily activities? These include:
- Getting out of bed
Who pays for Hospice?
Hospice care is covered 100% to qualified Medicare and Medicaid participants with a qualifying diagnosis, including Alzheimer’s, Cardiac, Renal, Liver and other diseases. Most private insurances cover Hospice Care, some patients may use their own financial resources to pay the cost of hospice.
Where Is Hospice Care Provided?
Hospice is not a place. Rather it is a philosophy of care that can be provided wherever a patient/family may choose: home, a long term care or assisted living facility, or in an inpatient hospice facility. Some of our patients will move between home and the inpatient facility if they need care that cannot be provided at home.