At Caring Like Family Hospice We
Provide a High Quality of Life and
Care From Loving, Committed,
and Thoughtful Professionals
At Caring Like Family we care for our patients whose medical conditions are not responding to treatment or for those patients who choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life. Our hospice philosophy focuses on comfort care not curative care. Our goal in hospice care is for the patient to remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their own home or the home of a loved one. Hospice care can also be provided in a long term care facility or an assisted living.
Your Qualify for CLF Hospice Through Medicare When You Meet All Of These Conditions:
+ You’re eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance).
OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS AND VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF CARE FOR COMFORT AND SYMPTOM RELIEF.
Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus is on comfort, not curing the illness.
+ REGISTERED NURSES
Our nurse case managers coordinate medical care between the patient’s primary doctor and our medical director.
+ MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKERS
Our social workers provide information on community services and also provide counseling for the patient and family.
+ HOSPICE AIDS
Our home health aids assist with personal hygiene and care.
+ TRAINED IN-HOME VOLUNTEERS
Our volunteers provide companionship, respite, and host practical services as needed.
+ SPIRITUAL COUNSELOR
Our chaplain offers spiritual support to our patients and families.
+ REGISTERED DIETITIAN
Our dietitians are experts in nutrition. They advise on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
+ Your doctor and our Hospice Medical Director certify that you’re terminally ill and have 6 months or less to live (if your illness runs its normal course).
+ You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered benefits to treat your terminal illness.
Hospice care is given in 60-day or 90-day periods of care. You can get hospice care for two 90-day periods followed by an unlimited number of 60-day periods, as long as you continue to meet the conditions above.
You can choose to stop hospice care at any time. You can then return to getting other services under Original Medicare. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can continue to get care through that program and pay your plan’s monthly premium.
Caring Like family Hospice does not discriminate against any person on basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in the admission, treatment or participation of its programs, services, activities or in employment.
ABOUT PALLIATIVE MEDICINE
Palliative medicine is the symptom-directed, patient-centered, life-affirming care of individuals, their families and friends who are living with progressive life-threatening illnesses. The ultimate goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for the patient and family. The focus is on a patient’s need for pain control and symptom management caused either by the disease process or treatments for the disease. Not only are physical problems of the patient addressed, but also the emotional, social and spiritual concerns of both the patient and family.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A HOSPICE EXPERIENCE IN THE HOME SETTING
Hospice patients in a home residence can expect routine visits from a highly trained team of medical professionals to help ensure the patient maintains the highest quality of life that is possible.
THE HOSPICE TEAM INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
+ Physicians who specialize in managing pain and other bothersome symptoms.
+ Social Workers who provide counseling to the patient and family and connect them to any available resources in the community.
+ Chaplains who provide spiritual support to the patient and family.
+ Certified Nursing Assistants who assist with bathing, dressing and other activities of daily living.
+ Volunteers who provide practical support to the patient and family such as transportation to appointments and respite care for the caregiver.
+ Bereavement Counselors who provide individual and group counseling services to the family.