ROUTINE HOSPICE CARE

Routine Hospice Care is the most common level of hospice care provided to patients with limited life expectancy.

Routine Hospice Care includes, but is not limited to, nursing and home health aide services as well as counseling and social worker visits. Patients may receive Routine Hospice Care in their home or wherever they “call home”— a private residence, a hospice residential care facility, a nursing facility, an assisted living facility or an adult care home – when the care is related to the terminal diagnosis and included in the plan of care for the patient. Routine Hospice Home Care includes intermittent visits from all the members of the Interdisciplinary Team.

A patient will be placed at this level of care if they reside at home (or a long-term care facility) and the symptoms of their illness are controlled with medication and treatments.

Alliance Hospice is proud to offer in-home hospice care to patients and their families in Augusta, Georgia and North Augusta, South Carolina. Bringing care to the patient allows him to be surrounded by the ones he loves and to end life in familiar home surroundings.

A patient receiving Routine Hospice Care has access to the following services:

routine hospice care

  • Visiting nurses
  • On – call services 24 hours, seven days a week when needed
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Home health aide
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Medical equipment, medications and supplies

The needs of the patient will determine the number of visits from hospice staff team members. These needs are identified and outlined in a plan of care developed by you, the patient and family, and the hospice team and the patient’s physician(s). The care plan serves as a guideline to assist all those providing care and support to the patient. At this level of care the patient also has access to an on-call hospice nurse twenty-four hours a day.

Nurses, physicians, social workers, nurse assistants and volunteers will work together efficiently and effectively to manage the symptoms of the patient’s illness, whether they are physical or emotional. The Alliance team will strive to understand the patients’ goals for living in this phase of their lives.

Bereavement care and support is provided to loved ones for up to one year after death has occurred.

Knowing when it is time to decide on hospice and choosing the right hospice care provider are two critical decisions. Alliance is here to help guide patients through the decision making process for end-of-life care.

Alliance Hospice operates hospice care and palliative care programs in Augusta, Georgia, North Augusta, South Carolina and other Georgia and South Carolina Communities. We are one of the nation’s premier providers of end-of-life care.