Our Services

How does Hospice Care work?

Typically, a family member serves as the primary caregiver and, when appropriate, helps make decisions for the terminally ill individual. Members of the hospice staff make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care or other services. Hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Team

The hospice team develops a care plan that meets each patient’s individual needs for pain management and symptom control. The team usually consists of:

➤ The patient’ s personal physician

➤ Hospice physician (or medical director)

➤ Nurses

➤ Home Health Aides

➤ Social Workers

➤ Clergy or other counselors

➤ Trained Volunteers

➤ Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed.

Services Provided

Among its major responsibilities, the interdisciplinary hospice team:

❥ Manages the patient’s pain and symptoms

❥ Assists the patient with the emotional and psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying

❥ Provides needed drugs, medical supplies, and equipment

❥ Coaches the family on how to care for the patient

❥ Delivers special services like speech and physical therapy when needed

❥ Makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs respite time

❥ Provides bereavement care and counseling to surviving family

Hospice Services

Same Day Service / Daily Visits

TLC Home Hospice will send out a registered nurse to evaluate and educate the patient and family and shortly after, we receive a phone call for help. Part of our service is also to set up daily visits to prevent crisis. We are not intrusive and will design the care according to the patients needs and wishes.

24 Hour, On-Call Service

TLC Home Hospice has a registered nurse on call 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. We make sure we are available to our patients and families when they need us most.

Pain Control Management

Our Hospice Nurses are experienced and trained to be the experts in pain management. We strive for all patients to have quality of life and comfort care. Our Medical Directors are highly experienced in pain management and will do house calls whenever needed.

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