Nova Home Hospice Inc.
What are the advantages of hospice care?
Hospice treats the person, not the disease. Care is family-focused and emphasizes promoting quality and dignity in the late stages of life.
Hospice uses a team approach by utilizing the individual expertise of the members of the interdisciplinary team to address the unique needs of the patient and their families.
Hospice staff are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hospice provides durable medical medical equipment; hospital bed, bath chair, oxygen.
Hospice also provides medication related to disease and formulary medications. Hospice also provides soft goods as needed. Such as diapers, bed chux, gloves.
Who is eligible for hospice care?
Have a life-threatening illness and seek medical, psychological, spiritual, and personal support rather than aggressive treatment. Have a primary care physician live within our geographic boundaries.
Who pays for hospice care?
Med-cal, Medicare, Health Insurance, HMO’s. and Private Pay.
Referrals accepted From:
Physicians, hospital personnel, skilled nursing facility personnel, families, and friends.
Admitting a patient to the hospice program is a simple process for the attending physician, discharge planner or social worker to call in the hospice order. A staff member will visit the patient and family at home or the hospital for an explanation of hospice benefit. Information about the program will be presented and if the patient/family elects the program, a nurse will arrange for the start of service.
Nova Home Hospice Team
Who provides care?
Care is delivered by a team of professionals who address the patient’s needs of medical, physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
- Attending Physician:
Remains as patients primary care physician and works as part of the team.
- Hospice Medical Director:
Directs the medical care and works with the primary care physician and Nova Home Health Team.
- Nursing Staff:
Hospice nurses specialize in caring for patients with life limiting illnesses. They are responsible for the direct skilled nursing care provided to the patients in their home.
- Social Worker:
Provides direct support and counseling. Also assist with community resources.
- Home Health Aid:
Assist patient with bathing and personal care activities.
Provides spiritual support and counseling.
- Bereavement Coordinator:
Provide support to the families, can continue for up to thirteen months after death.
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