Heart to Heart Hospice focuses on serving others. It’s what inspires every member of the team, every single day. They do this by offering Comfort, providing Support, and preserving Dignity. All the employees enhance the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones, at a time when compassionate care is needed most. They say, “Home is Where the Heart is”.
Rachel Bloom, LCSW, is the Community Liaison at Heart to Heart Hospice based in Plano, TX. A caring and loving soul, Rachel is on a mission to educate the community to help them differentiate between hospice myths and facts. She strives to provide both patients and families with compassionate and helpful holistic hospice services and develop positive working relationships with healthcare professionals who deliver these services. Rachel is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of both patients and their families.
Learn more about Heart to Heart Hospice Care on their Website or contact Rachel at email@example.com or 214-850-4799. Refer a patient HERE.
Address of Heart to Heart Hospice Care: 1406 Halsey Way, Carrollton, TX 75007, USA
What is Hospice Care?
Fear is often associated with “Hospice”. But that’s because so many people don’t understand the many benefits. Hospice care is a specialized form of medical care that focuses on providing support and comfort to individuals who are nearing the end of their life due to a terminal illness. The goal of hospice is to enhance the quality of life and manage symptoms rather than pursue curative treatments.
Take a minute to read Rachel’s exceptional article, “Most People Really Don’t Understand Hospice Care: Get the Facts” for an in-depth look at what hospice entails and what it can offer to your loved one and family.
FAQs About Hospice
Below are some questions we hear often from our readers.
Who is eligible for hospice care?
Generally, individuals with a life-limiting illness or condition and a life expectancy of six months or less are eligible for hospice care. Eligibility criteria may vary depending on the specific hospice program and local regulations.
Where is hospice care provided?
Hospice care can be provided in various settings, including a person’s own home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice centers, or hospitals. The choice of location often depends on the patient’s preferences and needs.
What services are included in hospice care?
Hospice care encompasses a range of services, such as pain and symptom management, emotional and psychological support, spiritual care, counseling for patients and their families, assistance with daily activities, and medical equipment and supplies.
Who provides hospice care?
Hospice care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team, which typically includes doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, counselors, chaplains, volunteers, and other professionals. This team works together to address the various needs of the patient and their family.
Does hospice care hasten death?
No! Hospice care aims to provide comfort, support, and dignity to patients in the final stages of life. Hospice does not involve treatments or interventions intended to prolong life, nor does it speed up the dying process.
Can a patient leave hospice care if their condition improves?
Yes, if a patient’s condition stabilizes or improves, they may be discharged from hospice care. That would be a nice problem to have. If the patient’s condition deteriorates again, they can re-enroll in hospice.
How is hospice care paid for?
Hospice care is often covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans. Some hospice organizations also offer financial assistance or sliding-scale fees for individuals without adequate coverage.
When should someone consider hospice care?
Hospice care should be considered when a person’s life expectancy is approximately six months or less. It’s best to start discussions early to ensure that patients and their families have time to make informed decisions about their care options.
How can families benefit from hospice care?
Hospice care provides families with emotional and practical support during a challenging time. It helps them navigate the complexities of end-of-life care, offers guidance in caregiving, and provides counseling to cope with grief and loss.
Is hospice care only for cancer patients?
No, hospice care is not limited to cancer patients. It is available for individuals with a variety of terminal illnesses, including heart disease, dementia, lung disease, and more.