Hospice & Palliative Care at Ingleside
Honoring quality of life
What is the difference between hospice & palliative care?
Both hospice and palliative care focus on caring and comfort, while providing relief from pain or suffering. It is the very best that can be provided during advanced stages of illness to ease the pain of a loved one and ensure the highest quality of life. Palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. It accompanies the patient throughout their entire journey. Hospice care most often begins after treatment of a disease is stopped and all medical treatments have been exhausted. Caregivers are specially trained to help in this stage of life and can also assist families during a difficult time.
How does Ingleside work with hospice agencies?
If you desire to seek hospice services from an outside agency while living at Ingleside, our skilled nursing team works with the hospice agency of your choice to provide personalized end-of-life care. We develop a plan to meet the patient's needs including managing pain and other symptoms for the highest level of comfort. A hospice team is usually made up of a physician, nurses, aides, counselors, therapists, and others who are here to help as needed.
What services are provided?
For both paliative and hospice care, the following services are provided:
Managing pain and symptoms
Assisting with psychosocial aspects of end of life
Providing medicine, supplies and equipment
Coaching family on how to care for their loved one
Delivering special services such as therapy if needed
Living out life
Hospice care may be covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans and other managed care organization. We will help you explore the options for payment of hospice services.