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.
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:
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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.
Nursing – pain and symptom management
Social Services – resources and support
Chaplains – spiritual care
Physician – oversees care
Volunteers – hospice trained
Bereavement – 13 month program
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
Palliative Care in Western Pennsylvania
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.
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.