Hospice Care At The Patient’s Home
HealthNow Hospice care is a special type of health care that focuses on treating the person rather than the known disease in the Bay Area. It defies the notion that all patients should be cured. It sees and acknowledges the “total pain,” which includes the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of distress. It employs effective pain management and insists that dying people need dignity, compassion, and respect. HealthNow Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease or their life so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible by reducing pain and suffering.
The good thing about HealthNow care is that it is an approach; it is not tied to any specific location as long as its in the Bay Area. Therefore, patients can choose from two options which are either at their Bay Area home or in a Bay Area Hospice Facility. Hospice Facility can be but not limited to a Bay Area Nursing Home, Hospital, Residential Facilities, certain type of assisted living locations, or even in a separate Bay Area Hospice Center. Nevertheless, if the patient chooses to receive hospice care in a facility, it will be considered in-home care since the facilities is still the patient’s home. So, it is safe to say that regardless of the situation, care is expected to be given and received at home where the family is.
HealthNow Hospice is in the Bay Area is essential to our community as we provide the six major counties Hospice Services. HealthNow serves the following counties including San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Cost, and Marin County. We have staff that will help our patient and their family members in ensuring our Hospice Services are conducted in the most compassionate manner.
HealthNow Hospice care is given by team of professional with the involvement of the patient’s family. Hospice care understands that the involvement of the family is very important in making the patient comfortable. It is also very meaningful to the patients experience to have their family around. It gave them a certain ease that the family is attending to their personal needs rather than accepting it from a certain stranger. Although in most cases the team is staff by doctors, nurses and other professionals, the primary caregiver is usually a family member who is responsible with full supervision of the patient. The primary caregiver should be with the patient most of the time and will be trained to provide hands-on and more personal care.
HealthNow Hospice Care is provided once the patient is enrolled to the hospice program. A member of the team visits the chosen location of the patient and learns about the patient to examine their needs. If patient is still in the hospital and not yet discharge, they will visit there to prepare everything for the patient once they come home. Once the patient is transferred to their chosen location or is in their home, the primary caregiver will be responsible for the physical care and schedule of team members that are part of their care program. They will then be evaluated regularly by nursing home visits. They also have regular team members so they can share all information about the patient with each other. These assure and guarantee that all team members are calibrated and there is consistency with the care being provided. The care can also extend to getting volunteers if needed. Hospice care doesn’t stop there. They also have a 24/7 on call services. An on-call nurse is available day and night to answer the call for emergencies.
If you need more information on Hospice, please contact us at 888-808-5226
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