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Who needs hospice?
Many people think hospice is just for individuals with cancer or in the very final days of their lives. In reality, hospice serves any patient who is clinically eligible for the benefit, regardless of diagnosis. Eligibility is defined as a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. Each patient is unique and every disease presents differently.
Adding Life to Days.
Not Days to Life.
What services do I qualify for?
Every patient is unique, and every disease presents differently. While the following signs alone do not guarantee hospice eligibility, they are the most common indicators that an individual may need hospice care.
WHO CAN YOU EXPECT AT EXPECTCARE?
- Provides scheduled visits as often as the care plan suggests up to seven days a week to ensure proper personal care/hygiene and assistance with activities of daily living
- Assesses emotional needs of patient and family offering direct counseling, bereavement support and referrals
- Available upon request to assess spiritual needs to ensure patient and family are prepared for what’s to come with the disease process
- Collaborates and assists with comfort needs related to decreasing functionality
- Assesses needs of the patient and coordinates care to provide pain and symptom management
- Evaluates needs regarding medications, medical supplies and equipment
- Provides scheduled nursing visits as often as the care plan suggests up to seven days a week and is on call 24-7
- Provides disease management education to patient and caregivers
- Consults with the Attending Physician or assumes role of Attending Physician, if chosen by the patient
- Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, providing care plan oversight
- Available for home visits
- Expert in pain and symptom management
- Available upon request to offer companionship to our patients providing non-medical respite to our caregivers