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Hospice Services

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24/7 On-Call Hospice Support

You’ll receive on-call hospice support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Having a nurse on call gives you peace of mind and a trusted resource that can relieve stress. Family members especially appreciate our 24/7 support from our care team.

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Emotional & Spiritual Comfort

One of the greatest benefits of hospice care for the caregiver is the emotional support and education provided by our hospice team. Our trained and experienced chaplains also provide spiritual support to patients and loved ones.

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Physician-Directed Care

Our licensed physician assists the hospice team with establishing and supervising your personal plan of care.

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Nursing Visits

Our Hospice nurses administer your medical and physical needs, and help to coordinate all components of your treatment plan.

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Medical Equipment & Supplies

Medical equipment & supplies related to the patient’s hospice diagnosis will be delivered to their place of residence by a reliable medical supply company. This equipment can include, but is not limited to:

  • Hospital bed
  • Wheelchair
  • Walkers
  • Lifts
  • Oxygen equipment

Medical supplies related to the patient’s hospice diagnosis are also provided at no cost. These supplies may include, but are not limited to:

  • Wound dressing
  • Incontinence supplies (bedpans, under-pads, adult briefs)
  • Gloves
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Medical Social Services

Our Medical Social Workers help patients overcome some of the things that can get in the way of recovering from an illness or injury. Our Medical Social Workers perform home assessments to identify social, emotional, and financial concerns of the family & patient. Our Medical Social services are inclusive of, but not limited to the following:

  • Assistance navigating community resources
  • Family Counseling
  • Health insurance coverage education
  • Alternative living arrangements
  • Assist with financial concerns
  • Long-term care planning
  • Provide information and assist with Advance Directives
  • Case management
  • Bereavement support
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Veteran Services

Those who defend our country as a member of the armed forces are deserving of special honor and praise for their dedication. Mission Healthcare is honored to serve our Veteran patients by providing compassionate, quality care and resources to Veterans and families in our community. We have a strong commitment to honoring our veteran patients in all branches of service for the sacrifices they made to preserve the freedoms we all cherish.

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Dietary Counseling

Our experienced Dieticians assess the nutritional needs of our patients and provide individualized dietary programs and training to help support the patient’s overall health and recovery through personal nutritional programs. Our Dieticians are experts in the proper preparation, intake and choice of foods. Our Diet & Nutritional services are inclusive of, but not limited to the following:

  • Assess the patient’s nutritional needs
  • Develop and implement nutritional programs
  • Evaluate and report the results with doctors and other health care professionals to coordinate medical and nutritional needs
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Medications

Treatment to help with pain and discomfort.

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Volunteer Companionship

Our specially trained hospice volunteers offer companionship to patients & families and lend a helping hand.

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Occupational Therapy

For homebound patients, a home health Occupational Therapist can help a patient regain the ability to perform active daily living functions after an injury or illness. The Occupational Therapist brings these services directly to patients in their home environments to help improve daily function and gain independence. Occupational therapy may be provided as a home health service in conjunction with other skilled disciplines like physical therapy, skilled nursing or speech therapy. Our Occupational Therapy services are inclusive of, but not limited to the following:

  • Strength, range of motion, and balance training for performing day-to-day tasks
  • Personal-care training
  • Therapy to address joint pain, tightness or stiffness in the arms, hands, or legs
  • Wheelchair assessment and positioning training
  • Home modifications
  • Home safety evaluations to identify safety risks
  • Education and training for family members
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Physical Therapy

When a patient is recovering from an injury or illness, a physical therapist can develop a plan of care to help a patient restore daily functional abilities as well as regain or strengthen the use of their muscles and joints. With home health physical therapy, a licensed therapist comes to your home to work with you, following a specific treatment plan. Through a combination of hands-on therapy and guided exercises, physical therapists help patients transition to independence in daily living activities. Our Physical Therapy services are inclusive of, but not limited to the following:

  • Restoration of range of motion, strength and balance
  • Ambulation and mobility training
  • Joint replacement recovery (knee, hip, etc.)
  • Hands-on therapy with appropriate technology
  • Training for transfer to bathtub, chair, bed, etc.
  • Fall prevention
  • Balance training
  • Prosthetic training
  • Home safety evaluations to identify safety risks
  • Education for patients and families
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Grief & Bereavement Care

13-month bereavement services post-death to all family members and loved ones.

PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

Feel Supported with Your Hospice Care Team

We work hard to promote a caring and stress-free environment, which is important to your recovery and well-being. Our team of skilled nurses, therapists, social workers and home health aides work closely with each patient, family, caregiver and physician to create a personal care plan designed to support your recovery and regain your independence in the home. Our care goes far beyond our visits, we often become “a part of the family” because of our team’s dedication and commitment.

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Attending Physician
Your physician works with our hospice care team to address medical, emotional and social needs.
Medical Director
Our hospice medical director serves as an advisor to the hospice team, with expertise in symptom control.
Registered Nurse
Our licensed nurses make scheduled visits throughout the week and evaluate patients to ensure that the care plan being delivered meets the patient’s needs.
Medical Social Worker
Our hospice social workers are trained, licensed professionals who help both patients and families address many types of challenges near the end of life.
Spiritual Counselor
The hospice chaplain is available to support the spiritual beliefs and preferences of the patient and family as they navigate the hospice journey.
Bereavement Team
The hospice bereavement team provides support and counseling for the family for up to 13 months after a patient’s death.