General Inpatient Hospice Care
This level of care is short term and occurs during a crisis of uncontrolled symptoms that require hospitalization; but still managed by hospice. With this level of care the patient may be admitted to hospice prior to leaving the hospital when a patient/family decides it is the right time, yes the patient’s symptoms aren’t controlled well enough to be in the home setting.
They also may be admitted to General Inpatient Care for symptoms that can’t be controlled, despite aggressive treatment efforts. The hospice team will explain which options is best for the patient and arrange for inpatient care if deemed appropriate, and remain involved in the treatment of the patient.
Short-term respite care is provided in a facility to allow caregivers a time to rest. The hospice team will schedule this time with a facility and manage the patient’s care while in the facility for this level of care. The family/caregiver can be confident that the patient will be cared for while giving them the time needed for rest