Here are a number of the most frequently asked questions about home health care and hospice, and their corresponding answers.
Home Health Care
What is home health care?
Home health care is a cost-effective option for individuals who prefer to stay and receive medical care and other support services inside the comfort of their homes. These services include assistance with activities of daily living and other medical procedures required by the patients.
When does a person need home health care?
Home health care is suitable for patients who are recovering from their injuries, have been recently discharged from the hospitals, and/or those with chronic medical conditions or illnesses.
What home health care services can you provide?
All County Home Care & Hospice provides a full range of health care services for our patients, ensuring their good health and comfort at home.
How do you address your family member’s health needs at home?
After a referral from the doctor, one of our clinicians will conduct a home assessment for the proper identification of your loved one’s home health needs. The results of the assessment will be communicated to the physician so that a personalized care plan will be developed. Our qualified team of home health care professionals will implement a plan and monitor the patient’s progress. The plan may be updated from time to time to address the patient’s changing needs.
What do you mean by homebound status?
The patient should be unable to leave the house without exerting too much effort such as due to sickness or injury.
Who should decide when to engage to hospice?
The patient will be the one to legally decide if hospice should be engaged. In most cases, hospice is an option for those whose life expectancy is six months or less.
How do you assist hospice patients?
The members of our hospice team have different skills and responsibilities with the common goal of making our patient’s life as comfortable as possible during this stage.
Is hospice care available 24/7?
Our healthcare professionals are available 24/7. However, our nurses do not stay in your home 24/7.
After the patient passes away, does the family get anything from hospice?
We will provide support and other available community services for the family members for at least a year after death to help them cope with the grief of losing a loved one.