- Intermittent visits by your hospice team: nurse, social worker, hospice aide, chaplain, volunteer and /or others as authorized.
- Medications for symptom management related to the hospice diagnosis and authorized by Chicago Hope & Palliative.
- Coordination of care between physician , Hospice team, family members and caregivers.
- Medical equipment and supplies related to your hospice diagnosis and authorized by Chicago Hope & Palliative.
- 24-hour per day phone availability for nursing consults to answer question and/or address disease related symptoms: after hours nursing visits as determined by the Hospice nurse.
- Ambulance transport to and from respite or short-term impatient care (as determined by your Hospice nurse or social worker).
- Short-term (up to five days) respite care in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
- Emergency care is available 24 hours a day (7) days a week. Bereavement services are offered to educate and support people through the natural process of grief.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is comprehensive model of care designed to meet the need of people and their families whose goals of care are focused on quality of life rather than cure while facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice focuses on comfort care and emotional support to help enhance coping with the transition at end of life, using your wishes as a primary guide. The goal is to enable patients to be comfortable and free of pain, so that they live each day as fully as possible while helping to address the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of you and your family and friends.
Why Chose Hospice?
During the often difficult last stages of a serious illness, many people feel that they have lost control over their lives and over what will happen to them. Hospice care can show you your options. And Knowing your options gives you back some control. It allows you to make decision about things that are important to you.
INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR HOSPICE SERVICES
Hospice care is generally paid by Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurance
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is multi-disciplinary treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness. It does not replace patient primary care treatment. Palliative care works together with the primary care treatment the patient is receiving. The goal is to prevent suffering and improve patient quality of life. Palliative care can be provided at any stage of illness along with any other treatment you are currently receiving.