Home health care services are determined by your doctor and can include everything from nursing care, physical therapy, home health aides or hospice care. These are offered on an intermittent basis, not “round-the-clock.” A nurse is on-call 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to answer questions or make emergency visits. Care is provided at your place of residence including the home of a family member, assisted living or nursing home facility.
It restores the hope and dignity often robbed of severely ill patients and focuses on the quality of life. Through the skilled efforts of a medical doctor, nurse, nursing assistants, social worker, chaplain and volunteers, our team provides extra care to the special needs of those facing terminal illness.
It is a shift in care, from curative to comfort. Hospice is a special way of caring for the terminally ill, with added support for their family. It provides physical, social, psychological and spiritual care. The purpose of hospice is for the patient to maintain the highest quality of life possible in the comfort of their home, an assisted living facility or a nursing home.
Hospice services are reimbursable by Medicare, Medicaid/TennCare and most private insurance plans when the patient meets eligibility requirements.