At Emblem Hospice, we concentrate on meeting the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients, their families, and loved ones in our care. We strive to provide much needed comfort and relief to our patients, enabling them to focus on living each day as fully as possible.
How can this be "life changing?" By ensuring that every question is answered, every issue addressed, and every need is anticipated and handled before it becomes another burden for you or your family. It's about seamlessly transitioning you to the proper level of care should your needs change. It's compassionate inclusion and education of your loved ones as vital members of your team. It's service above and beyond what is expected, delivered in a way that frees you to concentrate on the things that matter most: relationships, comfort, and quality of life. Life-Changing Service–it's what we do!
What is Hospice?
When medical treatment is no longer effective and a "cure" is no longer an option, hospice care provides medical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and their loved ones.
Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care that includes an interdisciplinary approach to care that is offered where ever you call home. That can be your own residence, a nursing home or long term care facility, an inpatient hospital unit, or an adult care home. Wherever the patient can benefit from comfort care and support, we can provide our many services.
How do I know when my loved one needs Hospice?
Patients are eligible for hospice care when they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less. At that time, comfort, care, and symptom management become the primary focus, and curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice or option.
Who pays for Hospice?
Hospice care is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, the Veteran's Health Administration, and in many instances, private health insurance.
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