Rx hospice services offers care solutions for individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves. Our hospice patients are individuals who have the life expectancy of six months or less. The majority of our hospice patients prefer to receive care in the comfortable surrounds of their own home. Our hospice services are provided by trained and caring staff, who provide the patient and their family with a range of options to ensure the utmost comfort and care during a difficult time. Under the direction of a physician, our team works to control pain and symptoms of illness and give the patient the ability to live as comfortably as possible. Hospice services can provide support for both the client, and their close friends and family.
When Should Hospice Care Be Considered?
- When curative measures are no longer effective
- When your doctor suggests palliative or hospice care
- When your illness is life-limiting or terminal, and symptoms and pain are a daily struggle
A Positive Step In The Right Direction
Our goal is to adequately control pain, while keeping the patient as alert, interactive, and as comfortable as possible. A client of Rx will be cared for by a team made up of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, clergy, aides, dieticians, and volunteers. The Rx team treats the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through an integrated team approach. Your wishes are our first consideration and your family and friends are encouraged to be involved in your journey. We also offer support through our clergy and social workers for friends and family.
Hospice Is A Philosophy Of Care
Most people decide to have hospice care in the comfort of their own home, although our team is also able to provide hospice services in assisted living facilities.
Hospice Provides Palliative Care
Under the direction of Rx doctors and physicians, hospice care uses methods of pain relief and symptom management to allow patients the freedom and comfort to live the remainder of their life to the very fullest.
Hospice Emphasizes Quality Of Life
Hospice care puts emphasis on quality of life rather than the length of life. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, instead it affirms life and honors death as a natural and normal process.
Can Patients Be Discharged From Hospice Care?
Yes, if the patient recovers or wishes to return to curative treatment. Hospice staff do not prolong or hasten the end-of-life process, they are there to support the patient and family during such a time with their presence and knowledge.
How Are Services Paid?
In most cases, hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal and Private Insurance Plans. These plans often have a hospice benefit, and our agency will help you determine eligibility and obtain authorization for care.
Hospice Offers 24/7 Support
For hospice patients and their loved ones, help is merely a phone call away. We believe the best time to learn about hospice, is before hospice services are required. If you have a question or would like to learn more about Hospice care, please contact us today and a member of our team will discuss your options.