Hospice care focuses on living as fully as possible up until the end of life by managing symptoms such as pain. With hospice the focus of care changes from curing the illness to symptomatic care, providing the utmost comfort.
Patients and families can receive hospice care for 6 months or longer depending on the course of the illness.
Medicare beneficiaries pay little or nothing for hospice, and most insurance plans include hospice coverage.
We can provide hospice care at home or wherever the person is residing, whether it is a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility.
Routine Care: provides intermittent hospice care wherever the patient is residing. This includes patients primary residence, nursing facility, or an assisted living facility. Respite Care: provides in patient care to assist the caregivers with a much needed time of rest. Continuous Care: short-term crisis management of pain or symptoms in the patients home. General inpatientRead More
Medical supplies, such as bandages, adult briefs, or catheters. Medications for pain and symptom management of the terminal diagnosis. Equipment such as walkers, hospital beds, wheelchairs, oxygen supplies, and much more equipment to maintain a high level of comfort. Services from an interdisciplinary team specializing in end-of-life care. Physician services related to the terminal illness.Read More
We Honor Veterans Partners have demonstrated their commitment to improving the care they provide to Veterans and their family members. Yes – AmeraCare is a We Honor Veterans Partner. AmeraCare Family Hospice is a preferred provider for home hospice services with the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Administration (SELAVA). We work closely with each of the providersRead More
ACFH is a for-profit organization with a non-profit foundation.
How quickly can the intake/admissions staff begin the admissions process? Is someone available at night or on weekends?
If you are referred to hospice late in the day or on the weekend, a hospice’s ability to start services quickly can be very important. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to begin the admissions process. Services can begin immediately after the hospice consent forms are completed and the hospiceRead More
What screening or training do the hospice volunteers receive before they are placed with patients and families?
All of our awesome volunteers receive 16 hours of hospice and bereavement orientation before meeting our patients. Our volunteers also receive continuing education through regular inservices, and they are trained specifically on the needs of hospice patients and caregivers.