Routine home care services are the first level of hospice care. It’s also the most common option. It’s more convenient, as the patient doesn’t have to be away from their place of comfort to receive treatment.
To be assigned this option, however, the patient should not have any acute symptoms that may need short-term hospitalization. This service can last from a couple of weeks or even months, depending on the person’s illness and when they started hospice care.
A Qualified Staff
The routine home care service we provide at Hospice of North Alabama is handled by a qualified team made up of physicians, medical directors, registered nurses, social workers, hospice aides, trained volunteers, and even chaplains. Our multidisciplinary staff allows us to provide you and your family personalized care and counseling.
Although this service is often done at a person’s residence, it can also be provided wherever a patient “calls home.” As such, they can get routine home care from a nursing home or even a hospice care facility. If you elect to receive service from a nursing home, our staff will work with their schedules to ensure you get adequate care round-the-clock.
Our nurses are on-call 24/7, so medical assistance is just a few taps away. Our hospice aides and volunteers may give you regular visits to help with your daily activities. And if you need physical or speech therapy and nutrition counseling, we’ll send therapists and dietitians to help you out.
Hospice of North Alabama wants to give you home care that’s unique to your needs. Don’t hesitate to let one of our nurses know your decisions and wishes during your last days.
Medicine, Equipment, and Other Needs
You’ll have access to our supply of pain and symptom-related medications and medical equipment when you opt for our routine home care service. Our skilled doctors will work with you to figure out a treatment plan that’s best for your situation. Apart from providing the necessary meds, your physician will also give advice to you and your caregiver on how to manage your pain and other symptoms.
Grief and Bereavement Support
Losing a loved one is never easy. We have trained volunteers and chaplains who can provide your family with the emotional and spiritual support they need when the time comes. They’ll also give you counseling if you’re still coming to terms with your situation.
Our routine home care services make sure that you’re living the rest of your life where it matters the most: at home. We’ll help you stay comfortable and pain-free during this time. Hospice of North Alabama serves the following counties: Blount, Cullman, Colbert, Fayette, Dekalb, Jackson, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lamar, Limestone, Lawrence, Marion, Madison, Marshall, Walker, Morgan, and Winston.
Contact us today to know more about our hospice services.