You become eligible for hospice services if your serious illness is considered terminal and your doctor feels that your prognosis is likely to be six months or less. You may revoke from Hospice at any time or Hospice may discharge you if your health sufficiently improves.
Hospice operates on a daily per diem basis within four levels of care:
Routine Care: provides intermittent visits from any or all of the interdisciplinary teams as mentioned above. Also provide all palliative medications, medical supplies, and equipment (DME) for your comfort.
Respite Care: While on routine daily care, Hospice can arrange for you to stay for up to 5 days in a Medicare-certified nursing facility if your family caregivers should need a “breather” from the intensity of caregiving.
Crisis Care: When your comfort cannot be control under intermittent skilled visits, a nurse and other team members may be required to assess, monitor, and treat symptoms up to 24-hours/day until Palliative comfort care is achieved.
Inpatient Care. Occasionally, there may be times when you’ll need to be in a Hospital or acute Medicare-certified facility. our entire hospice team, including your private physician, determined this necessity and remain directly involved with your care and with your family.
For more information about UNI CARE HOSPICE services, please contact us at 760-566-3345 or 888-624-3345.