Facing the end of life is tough for anyone. Fortunately, hospice care is available to help you through these trying times. Patients can count on the best possible quality of life when they pick one of the many licensed Sarasota hospice care providers to help them through their last days. Many people are under the mistaken impression that hospice care is a location. This is not accurate. Hospice care is typically offered in a senior living community or at your home. Wherever the services are rendered, you and your family essentially get the practical and emotional support you need from hospice services.
Whether you get hospice care as part of a senior living facility’s continuum of care or in your home, you and your family members will get aid from a team of trained care providers. The team members help you and your loved ones in these roles:
Nurses and home health aides follow the plan set out by your doctor and monitor your pain levels and health.
Social workers, counselors, and clergy team members offer ongoing emotional support and tell you about what to expect from end-of-life care.
When homemaking aides assist with the activities of daily living, you will be able to spend more time together with your family.
Trained hospice volunteers are there to listen to what you have to say, to run errands, and to give your family members a brief respite.
Your hospice team will be led by your doctor, who will work with the hospice doctor or director to create a plan for your course of care and pain management.
Your personal support network will want to get involved in helping you. Ask if your reliable and emotionally supportive neighbors and friends want to assist you. They may want to schedule a care calendar for visiting, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and more.
Your physician will probably be able to recommend some good hospice care agencies. If not, you can find potential hospice care providers when you search the directory for the Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association. Veterans can get end-of-life care from the VA in a senior living facility, at home, or at the Lee County Healthcare Center.
A full list of in-home and nursing home hospice care providers can be found on SeniorAdvisor.com. For instance, they list several local nursing homes that offer end-of-life care, like Manor Care Health Services and Arden Courts of Sarasota. A top provider of in-home hospice care in Sarasota is BrightStar of North Sarasota.
Most private health insurers will pay for your hospice care. And, whether you receive services at home or in a nursing home, Medicare Part A will cover your costs when you choose a Medicare-certified provider. If you are enrolled in VA Health Care, the VA in Sarasota covers hospice services. Additionally, patients with limited resources generally get discounted rates from hospice care providers. Do not hesitate to ask for financial help since quality care and professional support will improve how you experience your final days.
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