What is Hospice?
What is Hospice? Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on the comfort and well-being of the patient and the loved ones of the patient.  Special detail is placed on enhancing quality of life of patients diagnosed with advanced serious illnesses with limited life expectancy.  Care is provided wherever the patient identifies as "home”.    

Examples of diagnoses commonly associated with hospice care:  
  • Cancer  
  • Cardiovascular Disease/Congestive Heart Failure
  • Alzheimer’s Disease  
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Liver/Renal Disease
  • AIDS/Advanced HIV
  • Neurological Disease
  • Stroke or Coma
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)   
  • Dementia

Common symptoms associated with hospice appropriate care:
  • Uncontrolled pain or increased pain
  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Recurrent infections
  • Decline in functional status
  • Deteriorating mental status
  • Multiple decubitus ulcers (also called bedsores)
  • Increased breathing difficulty
  • Increased weakness causing falls    

Who pays for Nursing Specialties Hospice Care?

Nursing Specialties Hospice Care is generally covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit (Part A).  We also accept most insurance plans.

Covered services include:
  • Physician Directed Services
  • Nursing Care
  • Medical Social Services
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Hospice Diagnosis Related Medications
  • Medical Equipment
  • Diagnosis Related Medical Supplies
  •  Additional Levels of Care (for those who qualify)

At Nursing Specialties Hospice, our mission is to enhance quality of life by meeting the individual needs of those we serve through provision of holistic care including medical, physical, emotional and spiritual support as well as superb pain and symptom management 

Nursing Specialties Hospice does not deny service based on age, race, creed, gender, ethnic origin, religion, lifestyle preferences, disability, diagnosis, or ability to pay

   

 

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