We serve terminally ill patients. For instance, patients who have the life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice care is focused on reducing the pain (palliative care), improving the quality of life. In addition it also provides emotional support for the patient to overcome the stress of death and grieving to the family members after the death of the patient. Hospice service is normally provided by licensed companies.
Many patients receive end of life care at home. In other words hospice services at patient’s home is more easy to manage. However some patients choose Inpatient hospice care whcich can be provided in a hospice facility. Hospice team includes Administrator, Physician, Hospice nurse, Social worker, Chaplain and management supporting staff. Physicians refer patients for hospice care after diagnosis of terminal illness and end of life signs. Hospice care is planned by Physicians and team members according to end of life stages. Cancer is one of the most common diagnoses for patients receiving hospice care. Many patients are adviced by a physician to follow a diet plan to manage uncomfortable symptoms. Weight loss is one of the common conditions among patients receiving hospice care.
At Ameriprime Hospice, our goal is to make sure our patients and their family members receive excellent service through compassionate care with dignity and respect. Our team of professionals, including the Interdisciplinary Team, understands the importance of delivering the most efficient service and highest quality medical care for our patients, as well as spiritual and psychosocial support for our patients, caregivers and their family members.
We provide monitoring and interventions as needed for critical health conditions such as: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disorders, Heart Failure Tendencies, Respiratory Disorders (COPD and emphysema), Cancer, Renal Failure, Neurological Disorders (MS and Parkinson’s disease)
We recognize that caregivers and family members have needs too. When the patient’s usual caregiver or family member needs a break, much needed rest or has important matters to attend to, Ameriprime Hospice will arrange the transfer of patient to an inpatient respite care in a Medicare-approved facility ( i.e. nursing home) contracted by Ameriprime Hospice.
Services provided by Ameriprime Hospice through our Licensed Medical Social Workers, Chaplains, and Counselors: Hospital discharge and transfer to hospice care in behalf of client / family, Coordinate transfer to Inpatient care and follow up visit, Coordinate transfer to Nursing Facility and follow up visit, Coordinate Respite Care, Assisting in the development of the Care Plan
Coping with a major change in health or a loss of a loved one can be tough, but no one has to go through this transition alone. We deeply understand that you need all the support you can get and Ameriprime Hospice is here to offer our compassion. Our Bereavement Services cover: Spiritual Support, Counseling, Guidance