Quick Recap About SilverStone Hospice

When all other choices have been exhausted, it may be time to seek palliative care rather than continuing a no longer viable curative treatment strategy, which may compromise quality of life and family time. The emphasis should then shift to ensuring that the patient is as relaxed as possible. This is because hospice programmes provide symptom relief options to patients, relatives, and caregivers. Patients and their families will now set a new target of achieving the highest possible quality of life. Hospice care is available in the patient’s own home, a nursing home, assisted living facilities, and Alzheimer’s care facilities.Learn more about this at SilverStone Hospice.

Hospices used to be synonymous with only providing treatment to cancer patients. Hospice treatment now includes patients with advanced lung, heart, or liver disease, diabetes, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and AIDS. Anyone with a life-limiting illness may use the service.

Hospice care programmes accept Medicare and Medicaid as full payment for their services. The patient or their families would not incur any out-of-pocket costs. Hospice programmes are covered by several other insurance companies as well. In most cases, even though someone does not have benefits, they will still receive hospice care.

Depending on the patient’s current needs, hospice will have four levels of treatment. Routine (at-home) treatment; continuous care for acute symptom management (to avoid needless hospitalisation); respite care (to offer support to family/caregivers); and in-patient care (in a dedicated hospice unit) for uncontrolled symptom management that cannot be managed at home. Medicare and Medicaid provide for all stages of treatment.

A team of experts, including the patient’s physician, hospice medical director, RNs, social workers, chaplains, a dietitian, nurses, therapists, home health assistants, and hospice-trained volunteers, work together to provide hospice care. Full training programmes are available to help you fulfil your calling to this fulfilling mission if you are interested in becoming a hospice volunteer. The team collaborates by concentrating on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and their families, as well as providing needed medicines, medical equipment, and supplies.