What is Hospice?
Hospice is a promise of comfort for terminally ill patients and those who love them. An innovative concept in care by skilled professionals working in partnership with a patient's doctor. Our hospice service provides physical, emotional, and spiritual guidance and support for the whole family.
- Doctor services
- Nursing care
- Medical equipment
- Medical supplies
- Meds to control pain
- And more
Have you ever had that panic feeling when a doctor tells you that you have been diagnosed with an illness? I have. When my child was diagnosed with brain cancer I felt my world was falling apart. How was I going to take care of a sick child along with everything else that was involved with my son's health? How do I handle the complicated insurance process? What services are available for a sibling who feels left behind? How do I know if I am getting the right doctor? The list went on and on.
I spent four years researching anything I could to help my child and make him healthy again. During this time of being put on hold for hours, I looked up one article after another and tirelessly asked questions and got answers.
I decided that no one should ever feel alone in dealing with a medical illness or aging issue.
Let me be your advocate,
Jennifer Keck, RN, BSN
Hospice Eligibility Requirements
- Patient has been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition with a prognosis of six months or less if their disease runs its normal course
- Frequent hospitalizations in the past six months
- Progressive weight loss (taking into consideration edema weight)
- Increasing weakness, fatigue, and somnolence
- A change in cognitive and functional abilities
- Compromised Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring/walking, and continence
- Deteriorating mental abilities
- Recurrent infections
- Skin breakdown
- Specific decline in condition