The Care and Comfort of Home
Hospice House is a traditional “home away from home” built to provide a comfortable, alternative setting for patients and their families. It blends the comfort of home with the peace of 24-hour care. The peaceful atmosphere and compassionate, skilled caregivers help enhance the quality of life for patients.
“We invite you to make this your family’s home during your loved one’s stay. Spending time together is very important. Let us provide the supportive, compassionate care your loved one needs.” — Darla Wilson, Chief Administrative Officer
- A registered nurse is on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- All members of our staff are specially trained in end-of-life care.
- Patients and families are encouraged to bring personal items such as photos or keepsakes to personalize a patient’s room.
- A large kitchen, dining and living rooms, sunroom, and beautiful garden are shared by all families.
Levels of Hospice Care
We help manage every patient’s unique needs. Patients at Hospice House are evaluated on a daily basis to determine the appropriate level of care; this is subject to change based upon the patient’s need. Medicare and insurance reimbursement are received based on the level of care required.
Inpatient Care is for acute or chronic pain or symptom management, which requires intensive-skilled nursing care and intervention.
Routine Care is traditional and supportive hospice care in our home-like setting for those with stabilized symptoms.
Improved but unable to return home, a patient may continue to stay at Hospice House and receive routine care. This is also referred to as non-acute care. There is a room and board fee associated with the routine level of care. Room and board is not reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid, but may be covered by other insurance and therefore charged to the patient.
Respite Care is intended to provide relief for the caregiver. It is for patients who require care on a short-term basis.
A reduced-rate application is available to all patients, and a reduction in the room and board fee may be possible if financial support guidelines are met.