Hospice services are available in a nursing home or other facility to provide an extra level of care from a team of experts in end of life care. Hospice of Jefferson County partners with your nursing home and works with them to provide the following services:
- Pain management
- Specially trained nursing staff and social workers
- Treatments and services that address comfort and quality of life
- Family support services
- Spiritual care
- Bereavement services
- And much more
Hospice will work with the staff at the facility to provide a coordinated plan of care that reflects the Hospice mission; to provide expert, compassionate, comprehensive care and services to individuals and their loved ones experiencing life-limiting illness and loss.
Studies show that patients who are referred to Hospice Care as early as possible experience a far superior quality of life, with fewer hospitalizations and a decrease in symptoms. Referrals for Hospice Care can come from you, your loved ones, your physician, or your nursing home. Medicare-certified Hospices require physicians to certify that a patient's prognosis is expected to be six months or less.
Hospice care in nursing homes is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. Financial assistance may also be available. Please call 315.788.7323 for more information.