Choosing a local hospice care provider in and around Augusta is a very personal decision. You can take great comfort in knowing that Alliance Hospice is one of the nation’s premier providers of end-of-life care.
Hospice care provides the care, support and encouragement patients and their families need to persevere during the end of life process. A team of physicians, home health aides, nurses, volunteers and social workers provide the care to the patients. Along with providing treatment care to individuals, the hospice care team makes home visits, arrange for respite care for the patient’s main caregiver, and coordinates community services bases on the needs of each individual.
The attending physician oversees daily care whether the patient is at home, in the home of a relative, or in a long term care facility. In the case of specific medical situations, hospice programs have contracts for inpatient hospice beds. These services also cover short-term inpatient hospice care that could be needed when pain and symptoms cannot be taken care of at home. Hospice services provide medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen, supplies, and prescribed medications for pain and symptom relief.
Hospice teams realize that the patient’s family has much insight as to what will make their loved one most comfortable. Hospice workers understand and respect the courage it takes to care for a cherished family member while he is dying.