For dignity, comfort and respect
Many times, if a patient has a terminal illness, he or she wishes to live each day in the comfortable surroundings of home, preserving dignity and respect. The Wabash-Miami Hospice program offers terminally ill patients the opportunity to remain at home, living each day in peaceful, familiar surroundings, free from discomfort and unnecessary stress.
Hospice care is focused on a team approach, which includes a registered nurse, social worker, clergy person, home health aide and trained community volunteers. Our services are available around the clock, seven days a week, and include:
- Skilled nursing services, including management of pain and other physical symptoms through the use of medication and education.
- Education, advising and skill-building for those persons who will assist in providing patient care in the home.
- Emotional support and spiritual counseling for the patient and family.
- Social work services, as well as physical and occupational therapies.
- Companionship and assistance for the patient and family, provided by trained community volunteers.
- Bereavement services for family members, available for up to one year after the loved one has passed away.
The Hospice Patient
- Several factors are considered in determining if a patient qualifies for hospice care. They include:
- A terminal illness in which life expectancy is measured in weeks or months.
- The patient is not seeking aggressive, curative treatment.
- Agreement by the patient’s personal physician to continue managing the patient’s care.
- The availability of a caregiver who is willing to take primary responsibility for providing care.
- The patient must reside in Wabash or Miami counties, or areas in close proximity.
To learn more
If you or a loved one qualifies for hospice care, call us today for a complimentary evaluation.
Toll Free: 800.346.2110
Wabash-Miami Home Health Care & Hospice accepts most health insurance and managed care plans, including Medicare & Medicaid.