Hospice care is divided into four levels. Which level of care is needed depends on the individual needs of the patient. Medicare covers each of these four levels for care connected to the condition resulting in the terminal diagnosis.
The first level of care is Routine Home Care. With this level of care, your loved one is still able to stay safely and comfortably in their residence. We send our multidisciplinary team directly to your loved one’s home to offer palliative care and other forms of assistance.
One of our top goals at Journey Palliative and Hospice is to maximize the amount of care your loved one can receive at home. That way, your loved one can remain where they feel the greatest sense of safety, contentment and autonomy, and the physical, emotional and financial burdens on your family are minimized.
If a medical crisis necessitates Continuous Care, the next level of care goes into effect. Here are several examples of situations where your loved one might need this level of care:
With this level of care, we provide continuous bedside support until your loved one’s condition is stable.
This short-term service exists to support primary caregivers. We move your loved one into an inpatient facility for care for up to 5 days so that you can step away and do other things.
Caregivers may request respite care to cope with compassion fatigue and burnout, or to take care of other important commitments.
Sometimes the patient needs more support than is possible in a home setting. When that is the case, we bring your loved one to an in-patient facility while we work to stabilize their condition.
Most of the time, in-patient care lasts fewer than 8 days. Once your loved one is doing better, we return them to their home.
If you have questions about the four levels of hospice care or what you can expect, we will take as much time as you need to provide you with detailed answers and address any concerns that you might have. Please give us a call at (818) 748-3427 to schedule your consultation.
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