Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health Highlights the Transformative Benefits of Hospice Care for Patients and Families
Facing a terminal diagnosis is undoubtedly a challenging time for both patients and their families. Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health, a leading provider of compassionate end-of-life care, emphasizes that hospice services can bring comfort, support, and a renewed focus on quality of life during this difficult journey.
Contrary to common misconceptions, being on hospice does not signify an imminent end to life. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to graduate from hospice care, demonstrating the positive impact these services can have. Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health aims to shed light on the numerous benefits of hospice care, not only for the patient but also for their family and caregivers.
To qualify for hospice, patients must have a terminal diagnosis with an expected life expectancy of six months or less. However, this does not mean that the patient will necessarily pass away within that timeframe, but rather that it is the anticipated duration. Hospice services fall under Medicare A benefits, meaning that the hospice provider covers the cost of care related to the terminal diagnosis.
The comprehensive range of services provided under hospice care includes skilled nursing, medical equipment, necessary medical supplies, medications, social worker support, chaplain services for spiritual needs, assistance from home health aides, bereavement support, and respite care. All these services can be administered either in the patient’s home or in a facility.
In cases where a patient is in a facility, hospice services act as an additional layer of support, complementing the existing care provided by the facility. This ensures that patients receive holistic and personalized care that addresses their unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
“Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals facing terminal illnesses and providing invaluable support to their families. Hospice care is not about giving up; it’s about improving the remaining time, offering comfort, and empowering patients to live their final days with dignity,” said Melissa Smith, RN, MSN, Home Health, Palliative Care & Hospice Director at Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health.
By dispelling misconceptions and highlighting the array of services offered, Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health aims to encourage individuals and their families to consider hospice care as a positive and transformative option during challenging times. For more information about the benefits of hospice care, please contact us by calling 603-536-2232.