What is Hospice
Hospice is a philosophy. It gives people who are facing a life limiting illness the freedom to live by providing comfort, dignity, and quality of life. Hospice is here to help the entire family have the best possible end of life experience. Care is provided where ever the patient calls home.
Who is eligible
You are eligible for hospice care if you have a prognosis of six months or less. The focus of care is on comfort and supporting quality of life when treatments aimed at a cure are no longer desirable.Hospice Care can be extended beyond six months as long a physician determines it is still appropriate.We care for people of all ages and all diagnosis. Hospice is 100% covered under your Medicare hospice benefit and by most private insurance.
24/7 access to a Registered Nurse
Getting the right information is vital, and the skills and resources of a trained healthcare professional such as a nurse can be one of the most effective ways to get the information you need. That’s why many Astra Hospice offer’s a 24-hour nurse line.
Pharmacy and Medical equipment delivered to your home
Astra Hospice offers a complete line of name-brand products you trust for insulin pump, diabetes, wound care, incontinence and more! Learn more about our quality product lines.
Nursing and Physician Visits if needed
Hospice is a philosophy of care providing medical, emotional, and spiritual care that is focused on comfort and quality of life. Hospice care usually takes place where the patient calls home.
Personal Care Assistance
We visit you at home, in a personal care residence, a hospital or wherever you choose. Whether you need skilled nursing, physical therapy or other home care services, pain management during a serious illness, compassionate end-of-life care or non-medical assistance with daily activities, Assisted can help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Don’t let fear, anxiety, anger or guilt steal your opportunity for a meaningful end-of-life experience. The expert guidance from Astra Hospice counselors, social workers and chaplains will help you and your family come to terms with your illness and other concerns so you can achieve end-of-life goals together.
Bereavement and Grief support
Everyone experiences grief in their own way. We create a confidential, safe place where you can feel comforted and understood, while learning to manage the changes and challenges that come with all loss.
There are plenty of ways for you to share your gifts with our patients, families, community and staff. There are opportunities to volunteer in the home and extended care settings as well as in the office providing support to the Hospice Team. In addition, we have need for volunteers in grief support and at special events.
Short Term Respite Care, In-Patient services for issues that cannot remain at home
For many seriously ill patients, hospice care offers a more dignified and comfortable alternative to spending your final months in the impersonal environment of a hospital, far from family, friends, pets, and all that you know and love. Hospice provides special care to improve the quality of life for both you as the patient and your family. Seeking hospice isn’t about giving up hope or hastening death, but rather a way to get the most appropriate and best quality care in the last phase of your life.