Care Providing Quality of Life
Hospice care is provided wherever your loved calls home… including a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, hospital, or if they will require a short stay at one of our inpatient units. 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:
- Medication review and management
- Expert pain and symptom management
- Expert advice by phone 24/7
- Grief support through counseling and support groups
- Home visits timed based on patient need
- Teaching and support for family caregivers
- Personalized plan of care
- Physicians and nurses certified in hospice and palliative care
- Backup care with the AdventHealth system, if needed
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
AdventHealth Hospice Care provides general inpatient care at two Central Florida locations to patients needing advanced pain control or acute symptom management. Our goal is to help your loved one feel comfortable, so they may transition to another place. Click here for more information about our two inpatient units.
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 terminal diagnosis for comfort and symptom management. Medication management services are provided by a hospice physician and pharmacist.
An electric bed, oxygen, 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 as needed to make day-to-day care easier and safer.
Hospice Consent Forms
To make it easy to complete hospice consent forms, we’ve compiled them for you in one convenient place. Please click on the link to open the file and either print or download each form to your computer. When you’ve completed them, please fax back to 407-303-0721 . If you need help completing any of the forms, please call us at 407-682-9090 .