Service are available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week on an intermittent basis and included
Social Work Services
Continuous Care During Crisis
Home Health Aid/ Homemaker Services
HOSPICE LEVEL OF CARE
There are four hospice level of care. The level to be provided is based on the patient's need for care, the hospice team's recommendation and the order from the patient's physician. The levels of care are:
Routine Home Care
- - Advice the agency of any problems or dissatisfaction with our care, without being subject to discrimination or reprisal.
- - Contact the Director of Patient Care Services of VESTA HOSPICE INC at the phone number or address shown below:
Routine care is provided at your home on an average day. The hospice team and services are available at scheduled times, and on-call to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include:
- - Interdisciplinary case management by a team comprised of:
- - Skilled Nurses
- - Hospice Medical Director
- - Medical Social Worker
- - Certiﬁed Home Health Aides
- - Volunteers
- - On-call services (Home visits can prevent ER visits and hospitalizations)
- - Visits by nurses, home health aides, medical social workers and spiritual counselors.
- - Family counseling and education regarding care.
- - Hospice physician employed by hospice to provide clinical direction to the hospice team.
- - Volunteer support.
- - Bereavement counselor evaluation and plan for caregiver & family support for up to 13 months.
- - All durable medical equipment and medical supplies as required for treatment of the terminal diagnosis.
- - Medications related to terminal illness.
- - Dietary counseling and diversiﬁed therapies for comfort care.
Continuous level of care is hourly care in the home for a brief period; skilled nurses and home health aides/homemakers who may be necessary for acute pain and symptom management or during times of crisis, continuous care must be short term and available only as ordered by your physician and the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.
Respite level of care is provided in an institutional setting: nursing facility or in-patient hospice, to support the in-home caregiver during times of fatigue, stress or illness. Respite care is available for 5 consecutive days and must be approved by your physician and the Hospice lnterdisciplinary Team.
In-patient level of care is a substitute for acute hospitalization in that palliative care, not curative care is the focus. Short periods of in-patient care may be appropriate for patients whose needs cannot be adequately met at home. The goal is symptom relief and a safe return to the home setting.