Although hospice care services can be provided in nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, most patients using hospice are cared for in the comfort of their own homes. The goal of home hospice is to allow the patient to live comfortably in the familiar setting of home while helping the caregivers in the daily tasks that are necessary for optimal patient care and pain management. In this way, we believe that hospice patients can experience the highest quality of life with family and friends and with a personal sense of dignity and peace. Home hospice care provides for the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient and his or her loved ones.
At home, a patient continues to receive care as directed by his or her primary care physician in consult with All American Hospice’s medical doctor. Registered nurses schedule regular visits to fill the orders that the doctors have prescribed. They also guide or teach caregivers how to best care for the patient between regularly scheduled nursing visits.
Home hospice allows for patients to live with as little pain as possible and near loved ones as long as possible.