Hospice House has offered area residents a place to call home for end-of-life care since November 2002. Our home-like atmosphere provides a comfortable, alternative setting for patients and their families. It blends the comfort of home with the peace of 24-hour care.
We focus on enhancing the quality of our patients' lives and preserving their dignity. We provide supportive care with compassion. 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.
We encourage patients and families to bring personal items such as photos or keepsakes to personalize a patient's room. Hospice House has a large kitchen, dining and living rooms, sunroom and beautiful garden areas that are shared by all families. We invite you to make this your family's home during your loved one's stay. Spending time together is very important.
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.