Someone's Always Available
In addition to regular visits from your hospice team, families can reach our hospice professionals at any time, day or night, with questions and concerns. A nurse case manager is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
At Homeland Hospice, we believe needless pain brings unnecessary anguish to a person who is nearing the end of life, as well as to the loved ones caring for them. This is why our foremost goal is to bring pain under control as quickly as possible.
Homeland Hospice care also includes complementary therapies, such as music, art and massage, that bring additional comfort. Homeland also offers spiritual support to patients and their families, as well as bereavement support to the family for a full 13 months following the death of their loved one.
Homeland Hospice staff is closely involved as death approaches and may be present at the time of death. This is one of hospice's greatest strengths and can be one of the true gifts that this care brings: namely, helping the patient and his or her loved ones cope and understand what is happening as a person approaches life's end.
Peace and Comfort - and Comprehensive Medicare Coverage
Many families who have been served by Homeland Hospice often comment that they wish they had taken advantage of hospice services sooner, tapping hospice's unique ability to make a patient's final days more peaceful, comfortable and meaningful.
The costs of hospice care are generally covered under Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers. Most policies cover the entire cost of hospice, but some may require a copay or deductible.
The Medicare Hospice Benefit covers the range of medical and supportive services that are deemed "reasonable and necessary" for managing a person's illness. The Medicare hospice benefit also pays for medications and medical equipment related to the illness.
Hospice care can begin when there is a prognosis of 6 months or less, but there is not a 6 month limit of hospice care; it is available to patients for as long as the patient needs and wants care and a physician certifies that the patient continues to meet guidelines for receiving hospice care.
Homeland Hospice's Team Approach to Total Care
Now that you know a bit about what Homeland Hospice is, let us tell you who we are and how our specialized team approach to total hospice care surrounds each patient and their family in a holistic way, providing for their needs.
After enrolling in Homeland Hospice, no longer will the patient and their family caregiver be alone in dealing with the decisions, challenges and frustrations they may face. Instead, they will be at the very center of a skilled, dedicated, interdisciplinary team designed to work with them in meeting their needs. This is documented in an individualized Plan of Care.
Team members include the Registered Nurse Case Manager, the Hospice Medical Director, your attending physician, social workers, spiritual and bereavement counselors, home health aides and a volunteer coordinator, among others. Each team member is focused on your care, comfort, needs, wishes and interests.
Our team's goal is to make each patient's time with Homeland Hospice as peaceful and pain-free as possible; without constant worry and daily struggle; and rich with meaning and experience.
Our team approach is about building relationships. This begins with the team members getting to know each patient and their loved ones as individuals. We do this because it is their wishes - indeed, your wishes -- that really matter at Homeland Hospice.
The Center of Our Team Is You
Simply put, the Homeland Hospice team exists for the patient and their family - not the other way around. Both our team and our hospice are patient- and family-focused. The patient remains in control and at the center of the team -- always.
Our goal is your peace of mind and spirit; your comfort of body and lifestyle; and your ease of accessing various services, therapies and benefits in hopes of making the time receiving hospice services meaningful, enriching and worry-free.
Homeland Hospice provides all services and referrals relative to patient care and employment actions to any eligible and qualified individual regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, handicap or age. The non-discriminatory policies of the agency apply to all patients/families served, employees and contractors.
Thank You for taking the time to get to know Homeland Hospice.
For more information, contact Homeland Hospice at 717-221-7890.