At Capstone Hospice, our team provides individualized and expert services to each of our patients. Our numerous capabilities include:
- Skilled Nursing Services
- Certified Nursing Assistants and Homemaker Services
- Spiritual Care/Chaplain Services
- 24/7 On-Call Nurse
- Short-Term Continuous Care
- Prescription Drugs
- Medical Supplies & Equipment
- Respite Care
- Wound Care
- Dietary Counseling
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Inpatient Care
- Trained Volunteers
- Emotional Support and Counseling for Patient & Family
- Social Work Services
- Palliative Care
- Bereavement Support Services and Grief Counseling
- Live Therapeutic Music
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Choosing Hospice Care vs Palliative Care
Palliative Care is a component of Hospice, and similar in that it provides high-quality symptom management, comfort, and care to patients and their families. Palliative Care is different in many aspects, as shown below, namely that patient's conditions are serious but may not be considered life threatening.
|Hospice Care||Palliative Care|
|Payment & Insurance||Covered by Medicare Part A, Medicaid and most insurance providers on a per diem basis.||Covered by Medicare Part B and most insurance plans on a per visit basis.|
|Curative Treatments||Patient chooses to forego further curative treatments.||Can receive curative care concomitantly.|
|Timing of Illness / Disease Progression||Requires prognosis of six months or less life expectancy.||Can be offered at any stage of disease progression.|
|Physician Involvement||Requires a physician to initiate services. Hospice Medical Director typically oversees care.||Does not require a physician order to initiate service. Palliative team collaborates with patients' attending physician.|
|Practitioner Involvement||Visits by Hospice team member almost daily. 27/7 on call availability.||Visits from a Nurse Practitioner on average 1x per month. Business hours access only.|
Both care services have a goal to minimize and/or eliminate hospitalizations and provide patients with complex symptom relief for serious illness. Both options provide patients and families the benefit of reduced stress, greater comfort, and expert care.
Capstone Hospice Care
Hospice care is a special form of Palliative care focused on quality of life for those with life-limiting illness.
Palliative care focuses on quality of life and symptom relief when illness isn’t considered imminently life-threatening.
Not sure which hospice and palliative care services best fits your loved one's needs?
Contact Capstone Hospice and we can help you find the best end-of-life palliative care services for your particular situation.
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