When is the Right Time for Hospice?
If you are asking yourself this question, then your loved one is most likely ready and eligible for this uniquely specialized care.
Hospice care is most beneficial when it is accessed as soon as you have realized that most curative treatments have become ineffective.
It is not about giving up. It is about ensuring the best quality care, comfort and support for your loved one.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is considered a model of quality, compassionate care for people who have been diagnosed with a terminal condition.
Hospice care manages the symptoms with a focus on relieving pain and providing comfort.
Hospice patients are treated with dignity and respect. Patients are encouraged to participate in decisions about their care.
Hospice provides a holistic and integrative approach to care by treating the whole person — physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.
What to Expect
Hospice of Midland provides a community of care for patients and their families.
Professional medical care teams overseen by our Medical Director can include: Hospice Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Registered and Licensed Vocational Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Certified Hospice Aides, Bereavement Specialist and Volunteers.
Education for families about community resources.
Home visits by Registered Nurses.
Assistance from Hospice Aides for personal care needs.
Delivery of daily medication(s).
Pain management and symptom control.
Delivery and setup of medical equipment and supplies.
Bereavement and Grief Support.
How do I Enroll for Hospice Services?
A simple phone call to Hospice of Midland (432) 682-2855 can begin the process of enrolling in our services.
After the initial referral, a visit with an intake team representative will be scheduled at your convenience. Our team will meet with you at the patient’s home, nursing facility, hospital or wherever the patient is currently residing to begin the assessment and admission process.
Paying for Hospice Care
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance have a hospice benefit. Veterans enrolled in the Veteran’s Administration healthcare system are eligible for hospice and palliative care. No one is turned away from Hospice of Midland for financial reasons or inability to pay.
Where is Hospice Care Provided?
A patient can receive hospice care wherever they call home. This may include a personal residence, hospital, long-term care facility, assisted living facility or wherever one resides.