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Hospice

Hospice is designed to provide comfort and support to patients with a life-limiting illness. Hospice provides support to the patient and family by caring for physical, psychological and spiritual needs. While on hospice a patient may also qualify for traditional medical services. If a hospice patient’s condition improves and they no longer qualify for current hospice services, their complete Medicare hospice benefit is still available when they need it again.

Who is eligible for the hospice benefit?

Anyone with a life expectancy of six months or less is eligible for hospice services. You should start thinking about hospice for your loved one if they have experienced any combination of these symptoms.

General Decline

  • Increased falls
  • Weight loss
  • Increased pain
  • Hospitalizations
  • Recurring Infections

  • Cancer

Life-Limiting Illness

  • Kidney Disease

  • Lung Disease

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Parkinson’s

  • Increased weakness—decline in ability to perform daily tasks

Hospice Myths

Myth: Hospice care can only be provided at home.

Reality: Hospice care can be provided wherever the patient resides, even in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or adult family home.

Myth: Hospice is only provided in the last days of a person’s life.

Reality: Hospice is for people with a life limiting illness who have approximately six months of life remaining.

Myth: Hospice gives all patients strong morphine and makes them unable to interact with loved ones.

Reality: Hospice provides pain management in various ways to patients in need. Hospice works with the patient and family to find the best solution possible.

Nurse Care Manager Hospice - Envision Home Health

Nurse Case Manager

Your nurse will be assigned specifically to your family and will be available to treat your loved one and answer questions throughout your entire hospice experience.

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Medical
Social Worker

A social worker can give your family ideas to assist in the care giving process including community resources.

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Respite

A temporary stay in a skilled nursing facility can be arranged for your loved one to allow you a brief break in care giving.

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Equipment, Supplies & Medications

The cost of equipment is covered 100% by the Medicare hospice benefit.

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24 Hour On-Call Support

You are able to call anytime of the day or night with any concerns that you may have.

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Bereavement Support

On-going services are available to help you through the grieving process.

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Physician Home Visits

Your physician will provide oversight and coordinate the overall care of your loved one.

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Aide/Homemaker

A Certified Nursing Assistant can be designated to help your loved one with personal cares like showering and shaving. The aide can also help with a few housekeeping chores like laundry.

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Spiritual Counseling

A spiritual counselor is available to meet with your loved one and family members to offer support.

Envision Supports Your End-of-Life Options

Envision Supports Your End-of-Life Options

Envision shall honor our patients’ wishes through Washington’s “Death With Dignity” & Colorado’s “Medical Aid In Dying” options, and shall honor our hospice patients’ wishes regarding end of life while adhering to state laws and requirements. No patient will be denied medical care or treatment because of the patient’s participation of medical aid in dying. We will continue to provide quality end-of-life care, symptom management and services to patients and families with the goal of providing excellent patient care, safe and comfortable dying and positive life closure.

Volunteer

Volunteer

What does a hospice volunteer do?
A hospice volunteer shares their talents with the hospice patient to enhance their quality of life, whether that is listening to great stories, reading to the patient, singing, etc. Generally, the commitment is a minimum of one hour a week but special arrangements can be made.

What are the qualifications?
Compassionate
Pass a background check
Attend required training
How do I apply?
Simply apply online and feel free to call us if you have any questions.

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Client Testimonials

Average 5-star reviews

Our family was referred to Envision Healthcare At Home for our father who was terminally ill and wanted to pursue death with dignity. Due to his deteriorating health time was of the essence to avoid a prolonged suffering. The intake worker facilitated a masterful plan, with many moving parts, to ensure my dad’s care was transferred from one entity to another and all requirements were met. The team was responsive, persistent, skillful, and compassionate. They took my calls every time I reached out and communicated to me as the integral part of our family’s plan that they were. Nurses were educational, skillful, loving, and respectful. They covered every area of need and soothed all of our concerns. Our social worker was available and present for our needs and our father’s. She comforted us and guided us in our processing thoughts as well as self care. My dad had a seamless and peaceful death. I highly recommend Envision Healthcare At Home. I will forever be grateful to them.

Candice C.

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