Routine Home Care: Patient is cared for at home or a care facility. All of the members of the team are available to the patient and family as needed.
Respite Care: Patient goes to a facility for short-term care to provide relief to the caregiver. Patient is seen by hospice team members just as they were at their home.
Continuous care (also known as crisis care; CC): Used when the patient is in crisis, with pain or other symptom(s) out of control, and needs to be monitored closely by a nurse.
General Inpatient Services (also known as IPU, or GIP): Patient is placed into in a hospice-contracted facility that has a registered nurse on site for 24 hours a day. For this level of care, patient must be in crisis, with pain or other symptoms out of control, and unable to remain at home due to those symptoms.
Registered Nurse Case Manager (Weekdays)
Nursing Support Staff: LVN/LPN
Licenses Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Spiritual Support (including Bereavement Support)
Home Health Aides
On Call Team
As it relates to the hospice admitting diagnosis:
Durable Medical Equipment
Medicare - Part A (as primary) covers Hospice services 100%
Medicare Replacement Plans
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid (as primary) covers Hospice services 100%
Private Insurance - Benefits are specific to the insurance plan; we like to verify immediately to give families the information so we can provide a service outline specific to their insurance plan
Sometimes utilized by Families in addition to Hospice; Additional caregiver support (privately paid by the family) or Facility Placement (:Long Term Care/ Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Personal Care Homes)
Referrals can be made via support of the Hospice Social Worker (LMSW)