For dignity, comfort and respect
Many times, if a patient has a terminal illness, he or she wishes to live each day in the comfortable surroundings of home, preserving dignity and respect. The Wabash-Miami Hospice program offers terminally ill patients the opportunity to remain at home, living each day in peaceful, familiar surroundings, free from discomfort and unnecessary stress.
The Hospice Philosophy
The staff at Wabash-Miami Hospice recognize dying as a natural process. Our staff has found that hospice care may benefit many individuals, but is not for everyone. In a hospice setting, the entire family serves as caregivers along with our staff. This approach requires that the patient be willing to allow the family to be involved in the provision of care.
In addition to providing necessary medical care, our hospice team will strive to prepare the patient and the family for death, and to make the dying process centered on the patient.
Hospice care is focused on a team approach, which includes a registered nurse, social worker, chaplain, home health aide and trained community volunteers. Our services are available around the clock, seven days a week, and include:
- Skilled nursing services, including management of pain and other physical symptoms through the use of medication and education.
- Education, advising and skill-building for caregivers who will assist in providing patient care in the home.
- Emotional support and spiritual counseling for the patient and family.
- Social work services, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies.
- Companionship and assistance for the patient and family, provided by trained community volunteers.
- Bereavement services for family members, available for up to one year after the loved one has passed away.
The Hospice Patient
Several factors are considered in determining if a patient qualifies for hospice care. They include:
- A terminal illness in which life expectancy is measured in weeks or months.
- The patient is not seeking aggressive, curative treatment.
- Agreement by the patient’s primary physician that the patient is appropriate for hospice care.
- The availability of a caregiver who is willing to take primary responsibility for providing care.
- The patient must reside in Wabash or Miami counties, or areas in close proximity.
To learn more
If you or a loved one qualifies for hospice care, call us today for a complimentary evaluation.
Toll Free: 800.346.2110
Wabash-Miami Home Health Care & Hospice accepts most health insurance and managed care plans, including Medicare & Medicaid.