Physical Hospice Care
Whether you're at home, a local nursing facility or assisted living, we provide care wherever you call “home”. After admission into the Hospice of Fayette County Program, you and your caregiver will be assigned a nursing team. You, the patient, and your nurse will decide an appropriate number of times that you will be visited by the nurse each week. At each of your Hospice of Fayette County nursing visits, they will evaluate your symptoms and pain level, bring supplies needed, provide educational materials or information and lend a listening ear. Our nurses are available 24/7 for questions, situations needing immediate attention or providing support at a death. All care and supplies provided to you and your family are free of charge to you. You are never billed. In addition to nursing care, there are other members at Hospice of Fayette County providing care for you and your family. These include:
Medical Director – providing services 24/7
Pharmacy Services – providing services 24/7
Hospice Aide – assisting with personal care, bathing, nail care and dressing changes
Licensed Social Worker – assisting with Medicare, Medicaid or 3rd party insurance
process, assisting with coordinating legal and financial resources, providing Advance
Care Planning legal documents (living will & healthcare power of attorney), assisting
with contacting community resources, and lending a helping hand and a listening ear
Chaplain – providing spiritual & emotional support to patient and family upon
request, and providing emotional support for 13 months after the patient has
passed (Bereavement Program)
Volunteer Coordinator & Volunteers – assisting with emotional support for the patient by providing, upon request, a volunteer for respite or social reasons
Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory Therapy
These Hospice of Fayette County team members come to you, where you reside.
Often families wonder why they should have Hospice care for their loved one when they are already in a skilled nursing facility where the facility should be caring for their loved one sufficiently. Remember, our care is of no cost to you or your family. Additionally, Hospice of Fayette County can improve comfort to you, provide emotional support to your family and work with the nursing staff in the facility to maintain your quality of life while in the skilled nursing home. The Hospice of Fayette County nurses are able to improve communication among the patient, family and facility staff to update on condition changes, improvements or requests made by the patient. Simply stated, skilled nursing facility staff members are experts in caring for their residents in extended care facilities while Hospice of Fayette County staff members are experts in end of life care.
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