Improved quality of life, comfort, and happiness are generally not the first thoughts that come to mind when hearing the word hospice. For understandable reasons, hospice is a term quickly connected to negative thoughts & fear. Although end-of-life issues are at the core of this topic, hospice is a specialized form of medical care that actually seeks to provide comfort and improve quality of life.
How is that possible you may ask? Well, this is done by evaluating each individual’s situation and creating specialized care plans that meet the needs of the patient and their families. The first step of each care plan is to address the physical condition of the patient and provide personalized services. Around this, a customized support system is built be it emotional, social, spiritual, or religious. During this process, we integrate family members so that every need and question is answered.
At Elevate Hospice we are raising the standard in Hospice Care. Where hospice is a warm and elevating place and no questions go unanswered. We have taken years of experience and qualified staff to create plans that go the extra mile to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. As witnesses to so many of our patients' end-of-life experiences, we have learned so much about the importance of human connection. Years of providing support, holding hands, trading laughs, and sharing comfortable silences have brought empathy to the forefront of our care process.
At the base of this process is a collection of services that seek to address every issue. Below are the main components of a care plan:
Doctor Services - An Elevate Hospice Physician is part of your Hospice care team, and will follow the care provided, and is able to make visits upon request and need. You may also choose to include your current Doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician's assistant as your attending physician.
Nursing Care - Elevate Hospice nurses will visit patients 1-3 times a week, and additional visits can be made if necessary. We strive to maintain appropriate nurse-to-patient ratios to allow our nurses time to provide exceptional care.
Hospice Nursing Aide - Our aides will typically visit 1-3 times a week to help with personal care as needed, such as bathing and light housekeeping.
Social Work - An Elevate Medical Social Worker helps patients and their family members with emotional and/or social needs.
Counseling Services - Hospice patients and/or their loved ones might need dietary services, as appropriate; pastoral or spiritual support; and bereavement counseling for family and caregivers after the patient's death.
Medical Equipment - Elevate Hospice provides the equipment necessary to provide a safe, comfortable, caring environment in the patient's home. These supplies might include, for example, a hospital bed, a wheelchair, and oxygen, as well as briefs, bandages, and latex gloves.
Prescription Drugs - Elevate Hospice typically covers all medications related to the hospice diagnosis and those intended to control or alleviate pain and symptoms.
Respite Care - Short-term temporary assistance can help alleviate caregiver stress and burnout.
Therapists - If appropriate, Elevate may provide a physical, occupational, and/or speech-language therapist.
Additional assistance - Additional services may be provided through the help of our volunteer and/or charity programs.
If you or someone you know is interested in hearing more about the services we provide, please contact us: