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Hospice & Palliative

WHAT IS HOSPICE  CARE?

Hospice care provides compassionate support for terminally ill patients and those they love as they approach the end of their life. Hospice care can benefit patients by providing relief from symptoms and pain while offering a greater sense of personal wellbeing. At Anova Hospice, we ensure that terminally ill patients and their loved ones receive dignified, compassionate care that promotes comfort and dignity as they enter the last chapter of their life story. 

The Hospice Team assists family members in caring for their loved one in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of their own home whenever possible. Anova Hospice not only focuses on the special needs of the patient, but also provides support to their families. With our team of medical professionals, Anova Hospice strives to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of both the family and the patient.

Anova Hospice recognizes that everyone is a unique individual. With the expert guidance and counseling of our Hospice Team, Patient and families can make their own decisions about what is important to them. Anova Hospice respects the decisions of the family, and helps to create and atmosphere of understanding acceptance.

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SERVICES AREAS

Allegheny

Greene

Beaver 

Lawrence

Butler

Washington

Fayette

Westmoreland

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BENEFITS OF HOSPICE 

Who is eligible to receive hospice care?

 If you have Medicare you can use your home health care benefit if you meet all of the following conditions: 

Your doctor must order the home health care you are 'to receive.You must need one of Me following: 

intennittent skilled nursing care. or Ormeal/Speech Mae. or srroach-language Mara.. or comma. to nsai occupational therapy

You must be homebound, or normal, unaNe to leave you, home unasasted 

To be Homebound means that leaving home takes considerable and taxing effort

A person may leave home for medical treatment or short infrequent non-medical absences such as a religious service or a trip to the barber

The home health agency must be Medicare-certified

Anova does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability with regard to admission, access to treatment, or employment.

HOSPICE VS. PALLIATIVE

Hospice care in Western Pennsylvania

When curing a serious illness is no longer possible, many people choose to stop cu-rative treatment and accept palliative care. Palliative care means emphasis is placed on comfort and control of symptoms. It is not intended to prolong life. Hos-pice Care is provided primarily in the home, nursing home, or in an assisted living facility. 

The Hospice Team assists family members in caring for their loved one in the corn-fortable and familiar surroundings of their own home whenever possible. Anova Hospice not only focuses on the special needs of the patient, but also provides sup-port to their families. With our team of medical professionals, Anova Hospice strives to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of both the family and the patient. 

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SERVICES AREAS

Allegheny

Greene

Beaver 

Lawrence

Butler

Washington

Fayette

Westmoreland

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OUR  SERVICES 

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Nursing – pain and symptom management

Social Services – resources and support

Chaplains – spiritual care

Physician – oversees care

Volunteers – hospice trained

Bereavement – 13 month program

Dietary Counseling

Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy

Nursing Aides – Assistance with activities of daily living

BENEFITS OF ANOVA 

Point-of-care technologies that integrate data to enable better, faster and more efficient care 

Tele-monitoring to enable early intervention

Proprietary disease-specific RightPath® programs, which are based on expert clinical guidelines

Optimized clinical staffing to provide specialized care, including palliative care and behavioral health management

Rigorous personnel training requirements with over 200 mandatory online modules 

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REFERRAL INFORMATION

Palliative Care in Western Pennsylvania 

Mission:

If you have a patient that is homebound or who you think may qualify for home care under any of the criteria listed, Anova Health Care System will complete an initial in-home physical assessment and evaluation. Our specialty-trained registered nurses will complete an extensive physical evaluation; obtain lab work, if needed and our staff will then relay all the necessary facts to assist the physician in making those important decisions.

For more information on an in-home assessment, or to meet with our Community Relations Representative to learn about any of our services, please call us at 1-888-ANOVA-11. 

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HOW DO HOSPICE SERVICES START?

Help is just a phone call away. Anyone can call Anova Health Care System to receive information about hospice services. We offer support to patients and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will also contact the physician to ensure that the patient is eligible for the hospice benefit. If hospice is right for you, a hospice representative will meet with you and your family for admission to hospice. A plan of care will be developed by you, your physician, and the hospice interdisciplinary team that is specific to your needs.

Did you know that hospice care can be provided wherever your loved one lives?
Whether it’s in the comfort of their own residence, assisted living, or long-term care residence, our team of professionals and volunteers will provide them with the full range of hospice services they are entitled to.

Anova Hospice provides all medications, medical equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis. For more information on how Anova Hospice can help your loved one or to schedule a free hospice consultation visit, please call: 724-483-3812.

Is it time for hospice?

Answer these questions to determine if hospice care could help in your situation. Dealing with a serious, life-limiting illness is not easy. Anova Health can help by providing symptom management and support for both the family and caregivers.

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HOSPICE QUIZ:

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