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Supportive And Empathetic Care In Your Hospice Journey
There is a breadth of emotions that emerge with hospice care, for both you and your loved ones. Bonita Springs understands this intimately which is why we offer comprehensive hospice care that addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual care.
What You May Not Know About Hospice…
Hospice care can be provided in a hospital, in-home or wherever a patient calls home; including skilled nursing and residential care facilities
Hospice care specializes in easing pain and managing symptoms
Medicare Part A, Medi-Cal and the VA pay up to 100% of hospice care; most private insurers also have a hospice benefit
Hospice care includes all ages, not just the elderly
- Hospice provides prescriptions, medical equipment, supplies and visits from healthcare professionals
- Patients can choose to revoke hospice care at any time for any reason and may return to hospice later if still eligible for benefit
Bonita Springs Hospice Care Services
Hospice offers compassionate care and comfort to people at the end of life, and education and support to family members who are on the hospice journey with their loved one.
Everyone’s concerns are unique, and hospice care may address nursing, emotional health, or spiritual needs. It may also include volunteer visits, music therapy, massage, and help finding community resources.
Hospice care brings hope to help people live life as fully as possible, offers dignity when there is not a cure, and surrounds families with love and support at one of life’s most challenging times.
Services may include:
Visits from a hospice physician, nurse, medical social worker, hospice aide, chaplain or volunteer
Pain control and symptom management
Palliative therapies and treatments
Durable medical equipment and supplies
Training and education for the patient’s primary caregiver.
Counseling and grief support
Hospice Care Team
At Bonita Springs, our services include physical, emotional, and spiritual care for patients together with support for the people who are close to them.
Registered nurses and medical directors coordinate the plan of care to ensure pain and symptoms are effectively managed, and that patient and family needs are being met.
Social workers provide emotional support, advocacy, and guidance for finding solutions to your concerns including financial, insurance issues, and grief support.
Chaplains offer non-denominational spiritual support.
Hospice aides provide assistance with personal care needs (dressing, bathing, eating, etc).
Volunteers are specially trained to provide compassionate companionship and support to patients and their loves ones.
When Is It Time For Hospice?
Knowing when to consider hospice can be overwhelming, but early care can offer the gift of time and quality of life. If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with a life-limiting disease or condition with a prognosis of six months or less, you are eligible to receive hospice care.
In many cases, patients have not been given a six month or less prognosis by their physician, but begin to experience changes in their condition and show signs of decline. An in-person hospice evaluation to review recent medical history and change of condition can help determine if a patient is, or will soon be, eligible to receive hospice care.
The following signs alone do not guarantee hospice eligibility, but are common indicators that a hospice evaluation is appropriate:
Unintentional weight loss/gain
Change in sleeping patterns; excessive sleeping throughout the day
Multiple hospitalizations, ER or Urgent Care visits in the past 4-6 months
Inability to perform daily activities/routines without increased assistance
Increased need for pain medication
Wounds that won’t heal
Curative treatments are no longer working
Bonita Springs has dedicated clinical staff on call 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide assistance. We provide services, based on the patient and their medical needs, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Anyone can make a referral, including patients, physicians, or family members. There is no obligation and no charge to receive a hospice evaluation, or even just an informational home visit, from one of our hospice professionals.