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Our Services

 

Services We Provide

In end-of-life situations, the role of Seasons Hospice is to engender hope in the lives of its patients and their family members. We are here for you 24 hours every day by providing:

  • Regular visits by registered hospice nurses with specialized training and expertise in pain and symptom management.
  • Visits by hospice aides to provide additional personal care and attention.
  • Psychosocial support for patients and families, as well as for the nursing home staff and care givers.
  • Spiritual support, as requested, for patients and families.
  • Trained volunteers who provide companionship, assistance, and support.
  • Bereavement counseling and support for family members and significant others throughout the patient’s illness and for a minimum of 13 months (more, if needed) following the death.
  • Consultation and emergency care 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
  • Coordination of medical equipment and medications related to the terminal illness for comfort and symptom management.
  • Physical, occupational, speech, music, and other therapies as indicated in the plan of care.

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender or religious preferences (please click for full notice of nondiscrimination).

Additionally, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care does not discriminate against any person on the basis of sexual orientation, gender or religious preference.

Seasons Hospice can provide a full range of assistive and communication aids to patients who are deaf, hard of hearing or blind, or with other sensory impairments. There is no additional charge for such aids. If you require any assistive aid while under care please contact any member of your hospice team.

Four Levels of Care:

The level of hospice care that is right for a patient is determined based on the patient’s specific needs and clinical eligibility, established through a conversation between the patient, family, hospice physician, and the patient’s attending physician (if the patient has an attending physician). Patients may qualify for higher levels of care for certain lengths of time depending on medical needs.

The four levels of hospice care are meant to help hospice patients with their goals of care at different points along their hospice stay. Not all patients will be medically eligible for each level of care. Please contact your local Seasons office if you have questions about the four levels of hospice care

General Inpatient


Short-Term

(average length of stay in hours to days)


Location

Nursing Home, Hospital, or Hospice Unit


Patient is having uncontrolled Symptoms (examples includes pain, respiratory distress, vomiting, bleeding)


Physician determines when patient is stable for transfer & hospice SW coordinates transfer to Home, ALF, or NH (Routine Hospice with family)

Continuous Care


Short-Term

(average length of stay is 24-48 hours)


Location

Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home or Home


Physician determines that a nurse is required to stay with the patient for a few hours to frequently medicate and reassess the uncontrolled symptoms

Routine Care


Long Term

Location

Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home or Home


Primary Caregiver: Family, Assisted Living or Nursing Home staff provide care and medications


Hospice Team visits and oversees the plan of care


Patient has terminal disease but has care plan in place for comfort

Respite Care


Max 5 days

Location

At contracted Nursing Home


NH staff care for patient while family has a “respite” period


Respite is scheduled by hospice SW