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Home Care Support for Hospice | Generations Home Care

How do we support hospice?

First, we need to define what Hospice is all about.  Hospice care is a team-oriented approach for medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families affected by a serious illness. Hospice care is usually provided in a patient’s home or wherever a patient calls “home” such as a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility.  Generally, the hospice care team makes intermittent visits to a patient’s home, depending on the medical needs of the patient. Hospice covered under Medicare, most private insurance plans and HMOs. The goal of hospice care is to help the seriously ill patient live the best quality of life possible, for as long as life lasts – whether that’s weeks, months, or years.

How do we support Hospice.  In-home care services are available for patients and individuals in need of assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), or for family caregivers who may need additional help in caring for their loved one who needs constant supervision.  Typically, in a hospice situation our services rendered are bathing assistance, incontinence care, meal preparation, family communication, light housekeeping and medication reminders.  It’s important to note that non-medical home care (also known as Companion Care) is not covered by Medicare or other commercial insurance policies. Generally, in-home care agencies in the Phoenix area can range from $17 to $25 per hour (this is an approximate price range and can vary).  If your loved one needs assistance 24 hours per day, sometimes known as a “live-in” home care, prices may range from $250 to $350 (this is an approximate price range and can vary) per 24-hour period.

So we support Hospice by providing the additional care required for your loved one that isn’t covered under Medicare or your private insurance plans.  We provide support for both small and large hospice agencies across the valley.   We also provide FREE online training for family caregivers here.

Contact us to learn more about our services, or to arrange for a free consultation.

About the author - Bill McKusick

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