Levels of Care

 

Physician’s Choice Hospice is an organization that is generously supported by our community, enabling terminally ill patients to receive care regardless of their ability to pay. The many levels of care that we provide are listed here:

 

Routine Home Care

Routine Home Care is provided in the residential setting, usually a patient’s home, assisted living, or a long-term care facility. Hospice services are provided on a scheduled weekly basis according to the needs, frequency and intensity identified in the Plan of Care.

Respite Care

Respite Care provides short-term relief to a patient’s primary caregivers by transferring the patient to a Hospice inpatient unit, hospital or skilled facility for up to five days. This five-day respite stay is funded by hospice and allows the primary caregiver some time to relax and unwind a little.

Inpatient Care

Inpatient Care designed for short-term, acute need and is provided in an inpatient unit, hospital or skilled nursing facility. This is necessary when a patient’s symptoms cannot be managed in the residential setting with the “routine home care” level of care.

Continuous Care

Continuous Care is provided wherever the patient lives. This type of care is initiated when the patient is showing signs and symptoms that require continuous skilled nursing care.