Hospice patients often require varying levels of hospice care during their hospice experience. There are four levels of care that are offered, all of which are covered by Moments Hospice:
LEVELS OF CARE - Four levels of care you are entitled to receive.
ROUTINE HOME CARE - The basic care
Routine Hospice Care is the most common and frequently used level of hospice care. With Routine Hospice Care, an individual elects to receive hospice care at their place of residents which can include an assisted living facility, a nursing facility, or their private home.
CONTINUOUS HOME CARE - At your home
Continuous Home Care is care provided by the hospice team for between 8 and 24 hours a day to alleviate pain and address acute medical symptoms. The services must be focused on nursing care, in conjunction with hospice aid services which are provided to enable the terminally ill patient to remain at home during a symptom crisis.
GENERAL INPATIENT CARE - Pain control
General Inpatient Care is for pain control or other acute symptom management provided in a nursing home or other designated inpatient setting. General Inpatient Care is provided to patients who have symptoms or pain that are unable to be managed in an outpatient setting. General Inpatient Care requires that a registered nurse be available 24 hours a day to tend to the patient’s needs.
RESPITE CARE - A break in caregiving.
Inpatient Respite Care is available to temporarily alleviate a patient’s primary caregiver of some of their daily responsibilities. Respite care is often provided in a hospital, hospice inpatient facility, or a long term care facility that has sufficient 24 hour nursing staff present.