Patients & Visitors
WHAT IS HOSPICE ?
Your Healthcare, Your Choice, Our Privilege
Private Duty Care in Western Pennsylvania Anova Health Care Services is a Private-duty home health care agency dedicated to serving yohospice is a philosophy of care.
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.
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.
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.
Have you been diagnosed with a serious, life-limiting illness? These include (but are not limited to):
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Carebral Vascular Accident/Stroke
Neuroiogical Conditions (Dementia. Parkinson's. MS, ALS. Huntington's Disease)