A*Med Community Hospice focuses on
Care, Comfort & Quality
We make life meaningful
One patient at a time
Hospice care is
Appropriate & Compassionate

We are committed to keeping you safe

About A*Med Community Hospice

We make life meaningful,
one patient at a time.

A*Med Community Hospice focuses on care, comfort and quality of life for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.

Hospice care is an appropriate and compassionate choice when a client and family are facing illness and no longer desire aggressive curative treatment.

Our services

Our main focus is on

Philosophy, Mission, and Vision

What sets us

Apart from the rest…

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  • Over the last 15 years, 97% of A*Med Hospice customers and families recommend our services
  • Referral response time of two hours
  • Registered nurse coverage around the clock; daily admissions including holidays
  • Nurse visits tailored to patient needs with daily visits when necessary
  • Nursing assistants are offered daily, Monday through Friday
  • Social Workers, Chaplains and Volunteers are an integral part of the team
  • Respite Care may be provided for five days in each benefit period
  • Bereavement services are offered for one year after death
  • Equipment such as a specialty mattress is provided for patients with wounds, to help prevent further breakdown
  • Supplies related to a terminal illness are provided, and routine supplies such as adult briefs are offered
  • Nutritional feedings are provided to patients with g-tubes as their primary source of nutrition
  • Medications related to terminal illnesses are provided to include oral antibiotics for symptom management; current medications may also be continued upon further review
  • Continuous Care is offered as an alternative to an inpatient or hospital setting and includes from eight to twenty-four hours of care with licensed staff, which is provided in the patient’s home to provide symptom management during a period of crisis

Testimonials

Myths and Realities

Receiving hospice care does not mean giving up hope or that death is imminent. The earlier an individual receives hospice care, the more opportunity there is to stabilize a patient’s medical condition and address other needs.

A large number of hospice patients have congestive heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic lung disease, or other conditions.

When faced with a terminal illness, many patients and family members tend to dwell on the imminent loss of life rather than on making the most of the life that remains. Hospice helps patients reclaim the spirit of life. It helps them understand that even though death can lead to sadness, anger, and pain, it can also lead to opportunities for reminiscence, laughter and reunion.

Hospice physicians and nurses are experts at pain/symptom control. They are continually developing new protocols for keeping patients comfortable, alert and as independent as possible. Nurses trained specifically in palliative care know which medications and combinations provide the best results for each patient.

Hospice reinforces the patient-primary physician relationship by advocating either office or home visits, according to the physician preference. Hospices work closely with the primary physician and consider the continuation of the patient-physician relationship to be of the highest priority.

The Medicare benefit, and most private insurance, pays for hospice care as long as the patient continues to meets the criteria necessary. Patients may come on and off hospice care, and re-enroll in hospice care, as needed.

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