Hospice benefits provide these hospice services

Hospice benefits provide these hospice services

Hospice care is centered on a Goal-Focused Plan of Care, individualized for each patient. With our care at Hospice of the Shoals, patients choose to reside at home, at a caregiver’s home, at a long-term nursing facility, or assisted living. We bring our services to the patient, wherever he/she chooses to call “home,” to assist family and other caregivers in providing the most comprehensive, highest quality hospice care services in Northwest Alabama.

Services include:

  • Medical direction by two local Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Physicians, including home visits periodically and as determined by the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team
  • Nursing care by specially trained hospice Registered Nurses with 24/7 availability
  • 24 hour on-call Registered Nurses: after hours, weekends, holidays
  • Personal Care by Certified Hospice Nursing Aides
  • Social Worker services
  • Spiritual Counselor and counselor services
  • Supplies, such as diapers, wound care treatments, catheters, bed pads, etc.
  • Medical equipment, such as hospital beds, over-the-bed tables, wheelchairs, shower stools, oxygen, etc.
  • Prescription medications for pain and symptom control
  • Volunteer assistance
  • Respite care and caregiver relief
  • Short-term inpatient care
  • Continuous care
  • Bereavement counseling and support
  • Any other covered services needed to manage pain and symptoms, as recommended by Hospice of the Shoals Interdisciplinary Team

Additional services offered by Hospice of the Shoals:

  • Grief support meetings
  • Personal counseling for non-hospice patients
  • Pastoral services for funerals
  • Educational seminars through Hospice of the Shoals Education Department
  • End-of-life care information by Hospice of the Shoals Interdisciplinary Team (verbal and/or published)
  • “Butterfly Wishes Program” – granting end-of-life requests from patients when possible