Hospice care is “comfort care” when a cure is no longer probable. At Concordia Hospice of Washington, we make every effort to ensure our patients and their families are as comfortable as possible. Each person in our care has individualized needs and requirements. Our approach to end-of-life care focuses on what is most important to them.
Concordia Hospice of Washington offers in-home hospice care for those wishing to stay in their own familiar surroundings.
- Routine Home Care is a level of care done in the home where the patient resides.
- A typical hospice patient has a registered nurse (RN) come to home 1 – 3 times a week, depending on need and as needed. There is also an on-call RN for emergencies.
- RNs will come to the home to do assessments with the patient, including effectiveness of medications, new problems/concerns, and education for caregivers and patients.
- Home hospice aides will come to the home to perform and assist with activities of daily living. Frequency is based on need.
- A social worker is available for various reasons and will visit you at least monthly.
- A counselor will be available for various reasons and will visit you at least monthly.
- Volunteers are available as needed to provide various services, such as visitation, respite for caregivers, meal preparation, errands, light housekeeping, and telephone reassurance.
- A spiritual counselor is available as needed and if requested.
- An emergency medication kit will be kept in the home so there will be no delay in treatment when necessary.
- Patient keeps his/her own physician.