At Healing Hands Care we believe that quality comes through the thoughtful and deliberate planning of care by doctors and nurses handpicked for each patient. We treat patients with compassion and kindness. We recognize and respect the toll it takes on the family to care for their loved one and provide emotional support as well as well as volunteer services to relieve some of the workload and stress. We hold the integrity of life to the highest standard and operate honestly and respectfully.
Q. What is Hospice
A. Hospice is a specialized type of a care that provides services to people who have been diagnosed with a serious or life-threatening illness. Healing Hands Care Hospice provides care in private homes, group homes, nursing home, and other residential facilities. The goal of hospice is to keep the patient as comfortable and pain free as possible so that ehy may enjoy the time they have left with family and loves ones. Hospice is most beneficial to patients in the last 6-12 months of life.
Q. How much does Hospice Cost
A. Hospice is Medicare, Medi-Cal and most other insurance pays 100% for hospice
Q. What does hospice provide
A - Doctors and Nurses to provide for your medical needs to keep you comfortable and pain free
- Home Health Aides to assist with meals and housekeeping if needed
- Homemakers to assist with meals and housekeeping if needed
- Social Workers and Chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support if you wish and help you get any community services you may need.
-All medications related to your illness are provided free of charge
-All needed supplies such as adult diaper, bed pads, wipes, catheters, wound care supplies and other items that may be needed are provided at no charge
-All necessary medical equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, and oxygen is provided
- Volunteers are available to provide companionship, read, play games, assist with errands or even sit with patient so that the caregiver can have a break.
-Healing Hands Care Hospice is one of the few hospices that also offers Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, and
Music Therapy to our qualifying patients and their families at no charge
Q. Is hospice a place?
A. Hospice care is provided at patient’s residence. Be it a home, an assisted living facility or a nursing home.
Q. Does hospice mean imminent death?
A. Receiving hospice care does not mean giving up hope or that death is imminent. The earlier an individual receives hospice care, the more opportunity there is to stabilize your medical condition and address other needs. Some patients actually improve and may be discharged from hospice care.
Hospice is an approach to end-of-life care that addresses the needs of the terminally ill and their family. Hospice considers the whole person — the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social — as it seeks to ease suffering, protect dignity, and respect the choices of the dying.
You don’t have to wait till last minute, give us a call and we will come and evaluate the situation. In the beginning you may not need more then just medication orientation, planning of care and nurse visits. But as the illness progresses as will our level of service. Remember our focus in on painless and dignified life of the patient and the support to the family.