Service Through Quality of Life
Your loved one's needs may change from day to day or week to week. Quality of life is the goal, the touchstone that guides care in every moment. Care for you and your loved one may include:
- Backup care with the AdventHealth system, if needed
- Equipment and supplies
- Medication management
- Expert pain and symptom management
- Expert advice by phone 24/7
- Grief support through counseling and support groups
- Home visits timed to fit your schedule
- Teaching and support for family caregivers
Levels of Care
- Routine Care
You may want to manage much of your loved one's day-to-day care without help. But you don't have to do it all alone. Our hospice team supports you with guidance and advice, and visits when you need them to best meet your loved one's needs.
- Respite Care
No matter how much you love a person, caring for a sick loved one can overwhelm your spirit, energy and put your own well-being at risk. A short break can make a big difference. Let us give you short-term help by admitting your loved one to a contracted facility where they'll be cared for while you rest for a maximum of five days. Our hospice team will also continue to visit your loved one during this time.
- Crisis Care
At times, symptoms can become severe. You don't need to feel helpless or alone. Designed for short periods of time, crisis care assists you with the management of your loved one's uncontrolled symptoms. Whether remaining at home or moving temporarily to an inpatient unit, your loved one will receive close observation. This level of care is evaluated on a day to day basis to determine necessity.
- Inpatient Care
If your loved one is struggling with increasing pain, nausea, vomiting or breathing trouble, our physician may recommend short-term inpatient care at our inpatient unit or one of our facilities. They'll be surrounded with physical and emotional comfort, and around-the-clock care. Sometimes this breaks a cycle of discomfort so your loved one can return to be cared for at home.
We'll Bring What You Need
Having the right equipment on hand helps you feel more equipped to care for your loved one. The right supplies make for smoother care. Your hospice nurse or aide will recommend items your loved one might need before they need them. So you're well-prepared. We'll deliver and teach you how to use items such as:
We provide medications related to your hospice diagnosis for comfort and symptom management. Medication management services are provided by a hospice physician and pharmacist.
An electric bed, walker, over-the-bed table or wheelchair can help keep your loved one safe, comfortable and more a part of family life.
We’ll bring you gloves, adult briefs, wound and skin care kits, and other items to make day-to-day care easier and safer.