What To Expect
Caring for a terminally-ill loved one can be very stressful. It can interfere with work, home life, personal relationships, and your ability to provide care to your loved one. If you are having trouble juggling your many responsibilities, hospice may be able to provide you assistance. We understand that each patient's situation and needs are unique. Our versatile team of medical and social service professionals work closely with the patient and family to develop a personalized treatment plan. This collaborative effort helps determine which hospice services will provide the best physical comfort, emotional and spiritual support to meet their individual needs.
|Dedicated Hospice Physicians
Under the direction of our hospice Medical Director, the team works together with the family to provide essential services.
|Around-The-Clock Registered Nurse
Having a hospice-trained registered nurse available 24/7 provides patients and their family peace of mind that they are not alone and have a trusted resource that can answer questions and provide assistance when needed.
Hospice care provides a nursing assistant to help with personal care such as bathing or dressing several times a week at no additional cost.
All medical equipment related to the patient's hospice condition is provide by our agency. It is delivered and set up for the patient. If the patient is coming home from the hospital, it can be there, set up and waiting, so that they can return home with little or no stress.
All prescriptions related to the patient's hospice diagnosis are covered under the hospice benefit. When admitted, each medication is reviewed by the nurse and physician for appropriateness and a plan is developed for continuing care. This plan will be reviewed with the patient or caregiver prior to any changes in treatment.
|Incontinence & Other Supplies
All supplies related to hospice diagnosis including undergarments, pads, wipes, gloves, and wound care are covered under the hospice benefit.
|Emotional & Spiritual Support
One of the greatest sources of solace for patients and their families is in spiritual and social services support. Terminal illness often brings up spiritual questions and our fully-trained hospice chaplains are available to provide comfort and help navigate these issues. Hospice social workers can provide direction and support to relieve financial stresses.
Having a volunteer available can provide you with those few minutes needed to get chores done, all with the peace of mind that your loved one is not alone.
Bereavement counseling can benefit people who have experienced a loss. Capitol Hospice offers a broad range of transition services including outreach, counseling, and referral services to family members. Hospice bereavement counselors support families as they begin their first year without their loved one, helping them through holidays, anniversaries, or other special days with calls, visits, or inspirational articles and poems.
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|What Does This Cost?
Medicare and most insurance covers all of the services described above. Other services not listed above may be necessary and will be discussed as needed. Our staff can assist you in determining what services are needed, which are covered, and to work through services not covered.
If you feel you or a family member would benefit from these services, give us a call. It's never to early to get started.
Call (512) 637-6928 to discuss your concerns with a member of our team.