End of Life Care in Las Vegas
At Omni Care Hospice, we offer a full support system for both the patient and their family.
A Medicare-Certified Hospice Program
Our program includes grief counseling, social support, volunteer services and spiritual and emotional support during a difficult time for patient and family. We strive to relieve some of the burden felt by family members and caregivers.
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Hospice care operates under the goal to maximize the quality of life by providing tailored end-of-life care and support services.
This may include:
- Pain Management
- Medication Administration
- Personal Care
We do this in order to keep the patient as comfortable as possible so that they make the most of what remaining time they may have left.
Understanding End of Life Care
It is not the goal of hospice home care to cure any illnesses but rather manage symptoms to improve the quality of life. Enlisting hospice services does not mean you’ve given up; it simply means the priority has shifted from aggressive treatment to increase the comfort level of the individual.
Our Las Vegas team of care providers supports the wishes of every patient and their family in order to make the transition as seamless as possible.
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.
Medicare and Medicaid pay for hospice care so long as the patient meets certain eligibility requirements.
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.
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.
Case Managers (RNs) have no restrictions in caring for their patients.
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.
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 on 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.
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.
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.
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.
We develop care plans that cater specifically to the needs of the individual, and should an issue ever arise, we’ll be there to assist you any time of day or night.
Spiritual Life & Family Support
Comfort doesn’t just come in physical forms. We understand the variety of needs that patients have from social support to their spiritual life, and we accommodate their personal wishes.
Our team develops care plans tailored to chronic illness, cancer, dementia, and many other life-limiting diseases, so you can count on us to provide the highest quality of care.