Peace of Mind for Hospice Patients and Families
We’re here to take the burden and worry off your shoulders. Our compassionate team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, chaplains and social workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to bring medical hospice care to patients wherever they live.
Answers to common home hospice questions:
How much does hospice cost?
In many cases, insurance coverage will dictate the cost of hospice care. If the patient is not covered, or if their plan does not include hospice, our financial experts can discuss options and ensure the patient gets the services they need.
Does Medicare, Medicaid pay for hospice care?
Medicare and Medicaid pay for hospice care so long as the patient meets certain eligibility requirements.
Do you provide prolonged care?
Hospice patients typically have a terminal diagnosis of 6 months or less, but long-term hospice care is sometimes necessary if a life-limiting illness does not run its course in that time. Our team continually adjust care plans to cater to the unique needs of each individual we serve.
Do you provide pain management?
Pain management is an essential aspect of hospice care. Depending on the patient’s needs, we offer pharmaceutical grade medications and other alternative therapies such as cannabis therapy, massage therapy, etc.
What restrictions does the nurse have?
Case Managers (RNs) have no restrictions in caring for their patients.
How often do you check the patient?
Case Managers are required by Medicare to see each patient at least once every fourteen days. However, at Omni Care Hospice, we see patients twice a week or on an as needed basis based on the needs of the individual.
How do you make them comfortable?
The goal of our hospice services is to make patients comfortable through pain management techniques and therapies as well as emotional and spiritual support. We educate our staff with the process of death and dying so they can convey the message to the patient and their loved ones. This situation is never easy, so we want to make everyone involved as comfortable as possible during this transition.
How often do you let us visit?
Almost all of hospice (95%) is done in a home setting were the patient feels comfortable and wants to spend their last days with surroundings that they know. Usually during this time the patient is often surrounded by family. There are times that the patient does not have a place to go and we place them in a skilled nursing facility (GIP). This is usually done when a patient is imminent and has less than 14 days to live.
Do you resuscitate her/him?
We respect the wishes of the patient when it comes to resuscitation. If the patient has a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, we let nature take its course and the patient pass peacefully. If no order is in placed, we are required to resuscitate him or her.
What happens after my loved one passes?
We adhere to Medicare guidelines by keeping in contact with the patient’s family for 13 months or more after a patient has passed. We’re not just focused on the well-being of the patient; our goal is to provide comfort and compassion to their family as well. Grief counseling and other bereavement support is available for any of the patient’s loved ones.
Licensed and Caring Staff
Patients of Omni Care Hospice are cared for by fully licensed and experienced staff members committed to providing the highest quality end-of-life care to you and your loved.
Family Support Resources
At Omni Care Hospice, our staff of emotional, educational, and spiritual support team members provides a variety of counseling and social services to the family of our patients. We know the importance of not just providing compassionate care to our patients, but to their loved ones as well.
Quality of Life Focus
We believe every day is a gift and Omni Care Hospice is committed to maximizing the quality of life of our patients. It’s the commitment of our staff to ensure that every day is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.