Hospice care happens within the comfort of a patient’s residence, but there may be times when you need to be transferred to a hospital or inpatient facility. Here at Hospice of North Alabama, we’ll keep you comfortable while you get your treatment through our inpatient hospice care services. With us, the facility you’re in will be your home away from home.
Inpatient Care Options
There are many facilities to choose from when getting inpatient hospice care. These include hospital hospice units and nursing homes. Here’s what you can expect from them.
- Hospital Units – Some hospitals have hospice units for patients with symptoms that need constant monitoring. If you’re not comfortable in a medical facility, these rooms are separate from the hustle and bustle of the hospital. We take our time in answering questions you and your loved ones about your treatment.
- Nursing Homes – Like hospitals, some nursing homes also have dedicated hospice units. Here, you’ll enjoy round-the-clock care from both our staff and the staff of the nursing homes. We make sure to coordinate with the facility so we can work to deliver the care you want while you’re receiving treatment.
A Team You Can Rely On
You can count on Hospice of North Alabama’s team of experts to provide you with complete and hassle-free hospice care. Whether you’re receiving care at home or in an inpatient facility, you have access to the following staff members:
- Registered Nurse and Case Manager – We’ll assign a registered nurse to handle every aspect of your hospice care. They will visit regularly to make sure you’re taking your medication and other treatments correctly. They’re also on-call to provide physical and emotional support.
- Medical Director – A medical director is a physician who oversees the care you’re going to get. They’ll certify your terminal prognosis and come up with a plan of care.
- Aide – Our hospice aides are responsible for providing personal services such as bathing and grooming. They also record your vital signs and possible changes in your condition under the supervision of your case manager.
- Chaplain – If you need spiritual guidance, we provide you with a chaplain from our local religious organizations or your clergy. These services can be extended to your caregivers, as well.
- Social Workers – Our licensed social workers provide you and your loved ones the necessary counseling during your stay. They will also help you find financial and community support.
- Volunteers – We have a team of kindhearted volunteers that can do light housekeeping and errands for you. They’re trained to provide you and your family emotional support.
We want to give you the best service here. Our team of professionals makes sure you’re pain-free and comfortable, whether you’re at home or in an in-patient facility. We have offices in Huntsville and the Shoals Area. Also, we serve Winston, Walker, Morgan, Marshall, Marion, Madison, Limestone, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Lamar, Jackson, Franklin, Fayette, Dekalb, Cullman, Colbert, and Blount counties.
Give us a call today to discuss your hospice care plan.