At Hope Hospice, we care for many patients who are at home. They have caregivers who have the time and energy to handle patient needs between hospice staff visits. Research tells us that most end-of-life patients say that they would prefer to die at home.
But for patients whose needs cannot be met by in-home caregiving, Hope Hospice provides care for patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Certain family situations may make it difficult to take care of a patient at home. A skilled nursing facility may be the answer.
If you are considering placing a loved one in a nursing home, we encourage you to take care in your selection. Find the home that best suits the patient’s needs. Don’t judge the home merely on its physical appearance. Talk to friends who’ve placed patients in nursing homes.
At Hope Hospice, we serve patients who are in nursing facilities throughout metro St. Louis. The care we provide is a covered benefit through Medicare.
While the patient enjoys the services of the nursing home staff, the Hope Hospice team members make frequent visits to the patient. Hospice staff monitor vital signs, offer pain management and spiritual support, among many other services. We also provide necessary medications and supplies related to the patient’s terminal illness.
We work to coordinate care with the nursing home staff. We depend on the nursing home team to provide routine daily care to the patient and to report any changes in the patient’s condition.
If you have a family member who is facing a terminal illness but you are not able to provide full time in-home care, call us at Hope Hospice for help. We can provide answers about nursing facilities. We can also offer information about other options, including in-home care from an outside provider.
Feel free to call Hope Hospice with any questions you may have about hospice care at 314-984-9800.