COMMON DIAGNOSES


These are some of the
diagnoses hospice uses but are limited to:


· Alzheimer’s

· Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

· Cancer

· Chronic Degenerative Neurologic Disease

· Dementia

· Heart Disease

· HIV/AIDS

· Huntington’s Disease

· Liver Disease

· Parkinson’s Disease

· Pulmonary Disease

· Renal Failure

· Stroke or Coma


Routine Home Care: Patient receives hospice care at the place he/she calls home.

 

Continuous Home Care: Patient receives hospice care consisting predominantly of licensed nursing care on a continuous basis at home. Continuous home care is only furnished during brief periods of crisis and only as necessary to maintain the terminally ill patient at home.

 

General Inpatient Care: Patient receives general inpatient care in an inpatient facility for pain control or acute or complex symptom management which cannot be managed in other settings.

 

Inpatient Respite Care: Patient receives care in an approved facility on a short-term basis in order to provide respite for the caregiver.


Other Services: Diversified medical equipment, wound care, medical supplies and medications that are specific to diagnosis and pain relief.


Based on the individual patient’s needs, Hill Cross Hospice provides Nursing, CNA’s, pastoral, social work, counseling, occupational, speech, physical therapy, nutritional, volunteer, and physician services.


Bereavement services are for family members of hospice patients for a minimum of one year following
the death of their loved one.

 


 

Care Provided

Registered nurses on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week

You or your family member may call for more information. Admission requires a physician's order and evaluation by an RN.  We can perform personal evaluations in your home, hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility.  We will coordinate your care with the hospice team and family physician.