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Hospice of North Alabama cares for the terminally ill and helps patients live their final days to the fullest, as free as possible from disabling pain and mental anguish – usually in the setting of their own home, or the home of their choice.
Routine care is the most common care type focused on providing physical, spiritual, and emotional support to patients and families. This care type can be provided anywhere that is considered home, including the home setting, assisted living facilities, personal care homes, and nursing homes. Hospice of North Alabama will provide all medications, equipment, and supplies related to the terminal illness or for comfort management.
Respite care is utilized to provide temporary relief to caregivers, allowing them personal time to rest and recuperate. This type of care is provided in a licensed nursing facility for a maximum of 5 consecutive days. Hospice of North Alabama will provide transportation, medications, equipment, supplies, and will cover up to 5 days of room and board payment.
General inpatient care is utilized to provide short-term crisis management for severe symptoms and/or pain. This type of care is provided in a Medicare-approved skilled nursing facility (SNF). Patients are re-evaluated on a 24-hour basis to assess continued eligibility and establish length of stay. Hospice of North Alabama will work in collaboration with the SNF to fulfill all medication and supply needs. Hospice of North Alabama will reimburse the SNF for as long as this care type is deemed clinically necessary.
Continuous care is utilized to provide short-term crisis management. This 24-hour care type is provided by a licensed nurse in any setting that is considered home. Hospice of North Alabama will provide all necessary medications, equipment, and supplies relating to the terminal illness or comfort management. A reassessment for continued eligibility will occur every hour to establish length of stay required for pain management.
We take the worry out of coordinating delivery of hospice medicines and the setup of hospital beds, shower chairs, wheelchairs, walkers, oxygen and other equipment and supplies. The care plan is designed so you can live comfortably, in your own home or nursing community, surrounded by your loved ones.
Hospice of North Alabama’s specially trained interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and volunteers provide the latest and most innovative approach to address all aspects of care, allowing the patient and family to focus on maintaining quality of life.
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