Hospice represents a supportive philosophy and concept of care available to those nearing the end of life.
Hospice is a positive, empowering form of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Patients who may benefit from hospice care include patients with terminal cancer, patients in the end stages of Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Kidney Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, HIV/AIDs, ALS, and patients with a general failure to thrive. The goal of hospice is to neither prolong life nor hasten death, but to help patients live as dignified and pain-free as possible.
As a well-established hospice care provider, our dedicated and compassionate staff has built a reputation for quickly providing symptom relief and enhancing quality of life. Our team of hospice professionals will develop a care plan that addresses the specific needs of your loved one and your family, including emotional and spiritual support. Hospice care is provided by a team of specially trained professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and spiritual counselors, as well as volunteers and family members. Care can be provided in a variety of living situations, including at home, the hospital, a nursing home, or an assisted living facility.
Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance carriers cover the cost of hospice care and related medications and medical supplies.
Our dedicated team of experienced physicians plays a pivotal role in ensuring the utmost comfort and well-being of our patients. They meticulously oversee pain and symptom management, working collaboratively with the attending physician to provide the highest level of care. With Aveanna Hospice, you can trust in our compassionate and expert physician services, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual under our care.
Our skilled and compassionate nursing team is dedicated to closely monitoring the condition of our patients. They go beyond just medical care by providing essential education to both the patient and caregivers, empowering everyone involved with the knowledge they need. This collaborative approach ensures that the hospice team is always well-informed about the patient's status and evolving needs, allowing us to deliver the highest quality of care and support.
Spiritual Support and Counseling
Our highly trained team specializes in addressing the spiritual needs of both patients and their loved ones. We understand the importance of spiritual comfort during challenging times. Our experts are experienced in engaging in meaningful discussions about end-of-life matters, providing guidance and solace. At Aveanna Hospice, we are dedicated to nurturing the spirit, fostering a sense of peace, and assisting in these profound conversations with the utmost compassion and sensitivity.
Hospice Aide Services
Our compassionate hospice aides specialize in providing personalized care services that enhance the comfort and maintain the dignity of our patients. From gentle bathing to grooming, our team ensures that every individual receives the utmost respect and care. At Aveanna Hospice, we believe in preserving the dignity and well-being of our patients, and our dedicated hospice aides play a crucial role in achieving this goal.
Trained Volunteers for Support Services
Our dedicated volunteers offer a unique blend of care, companionship, and unwavering support to both patients and their families. Whether it's lending a helping hand with light household chores, preparing meals, or running errands, our volunteers play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life for everyone involved. At Aveanna Hospice, our compassionate volunteers are an integral part of our team, providing an extra layer of care and comfort during this meaningful journey.
24-Hour On-Call Availability
At Aveanna Hospice, we understand the importance of being there when you need us the most. Our dedicated hospice team is available around the clock, ensuring that vital patient and family support is just a call away. With our 24/7 on-call availability, you can rest assured that compassionate care is always within reach, providing comfort and assistance whenever it's needed, day or night.
There are several benefits to choosing hospice care:
- Give your loved one the opportunity to make the most of their remaining time
- Ensure your loved one is peaceful and comfortable
- Improve your loved one's alertness and interaction with friends and family
- Receive support from specially trained volunteers
- Get access to emotional, social, and spiritual counseling services
- Obtain bereavement counseling and support for surviving family members
Many families who have received hospice care services wish that they had taken advantage of hospice sooner. Although hospice care is intended for patients with six months or less to live, many patients receive only a few days of hospice and are unable to take full advantage of the peace and comfort that comes with hospice services.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Looking to Volunteer?
Choosing to be a hospice volunteer comes with lifelong rewards. Your gift of compassion brings comfort to patients and families. Aveanna Hospice works together with volunteers and provides training so that you can become comfortable in your role and have a greater impact on the patients and families we serve.Learn More about our Volunteering for Hospice Care
You Are Not Alone in Making this Decision.
Our specially trained physicians and nurses are available to help you understand when hospice is appropriate.