Long-term care provided exclusively for those with terminal illnesses.
Care that addresses the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological, social, financial and legal needs of the dying patient and his/her family. A concept that refers to enhancing the dying person's quality of life. Hospice care can be given in the home, a special hospice facility or a combination of both.
A coordinated program of home care that provides for inpatient care for terminally ill patients and their families.
A program that provides a caring and supportive environment for patients in their final stages of terminal illness, and their families. The focus is on comfort care, improving the quality of life, and bereavement services. Most frequently, care is provided in the home or skilled nursing facility. A few residential facilities exist.
Palliative health care and related services to dying patients. Care typically consists of the alleviation of pain through medication, physical treatment of the patient, and emotional support of the patient and family. Hospice care can be performed in an institutional setting or at home.
Care provided for the purpose of easing the physical and emotional suffering of a sick individual, rather than of curing the illness. This care is available at a hospice facility or at the individual's home.
Pain relief, symptom management, and support services for the terminally ill. If a Medicare beneficiary needs hospice care, he/she can choose to receive hospice care instead of standard Medicare benefits, but they must agree to forgo treatment of the illness. They will receive additional services under the hospice benefit, such as prescription medications for the pain management, grief counseling for themselves and their families, and caretaker respite care.
Warm, personal patient- and family-centered care for a person with a terminal illness. (614)
a coordinated plan of home and inpatient care that treats the terminally ill patient and family as a unit. The plan provides care to meet the special needs of the family unit during the final stages of a terminal illness. Care is provided by a team made up of trained medical personnel, homemakers, and counselors. The team acts under an independent hospice administration and it helps the family unit cope with physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and economical stress.
Care provided for beneficiaries who have a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less; these beneficiaries have the option of electing hospice coverage instead of the standard Medicare coverage.
A program providing palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families.
Care that address the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological, financial, and legal needs of the dying patient and the family; provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and perhaps volunteers in a variety of settings, including hospitals, freestanding facilities, and at home.
Team of professionals who work cooperatively to address the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient, family and caregivers to help the patient maintain control over their end-of-life choices.
Care and comfort measures provided to those with a terminal illness and their families. It can include medical, counseling, and social services. Most hospice care is furnished in home, while specialized hospices or hospitals also provide this service.
Medical care provided to a terminally ill patient and emotional support for family members during the last months of a patientâ€(tm)s life. Medical care emphasizes controlling the patientâ€(tm)s pain and other symptoms rather than attempting to find a cure or prolong life. A licensed agency provides hospice care to the patient, either as an inpatient in a licensed hospice center or a private-duty nursing facility or at home as an outpatient.
care for those individuals who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness is covered at home if the services meet our definition of Community Based Professional Care, or in a nursing home, hospice facility, or alternate care facility if these facilities or services meet our definitions.
In-patient facility care or home care services provided to a person with a terminal illness under a plan of care prescribed by a doctor.
A specially designed package of social and medical services that primarily provides pain relief, symptom management, and supportive services to terminally ill people and their families. Skip alphabetic navigation to I
A program model for delivering comfort care to individuals who are in the final stages of terminal illness. In addition to providing comfort care and personal support to the patient, hospice includes support for the patient's family while the patient is dying, as well as support to the family during their bereavement.
Care and comfort provided to those with a terminal illness and their families. It may include medical, counseling, and social services. Most hospice care is furnished in-home, while specialized hospices and some hospitals also provide such care.
A philosophy of care that focuses on relieving the symptoms of a person who is dying rather than trying to cure them, with care provided by a team of medical care providers, counselors and volunteers.
Care for the terminally ill. Includes some medical assistance primarily for pain control and making the ill person comfortable, as well as counseling services for the ill and their families. May occur at home or in an institutionalized setting. Medicare provides benefits under Part A for this type of care; there are restrictions and qualifications that apply.
Services for the terminally ill provided in the home, a hospital, or a long-term care facility. Includes home health services, volunteer support, grief counseling, and pain management.
Care and services provided in a home or facility by a licensed or certified provider that are:(1) Designed to provide care and support to individuals who have a terminal illness;(2) Directed and coordinated by medical professionals; and(3) Pre-authorized by L.A. Care.
Hospice care provides palliative or comfort care to people during their final stages of life. Hospice care may be provided in a nursing facility, an adult foster home, an assisted living facility or in the home.
An individualized program of support for people within the final stages of a terminal illness and their families. Hospice care may take place in the patient’s home or in a hospice facility. The emotional, psychological, and spiritual care also includes the family that continues to receive ongoing support even after the patient dies. In 1999 almost one-half million Americans took advantage of this special service.
helps the terminally ill and their families cope with physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of dying.
Care that specializes in the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological, social, financial, and legal needs of a dying patient and his/her family. Hospice care can be given in the home, at a hospice facility, or a combination of both. .................................................
means the care given to the terminally ill and their families which occurs in a home or in a health facility and which includes medical, palliative, psychosocial, spiritual, bereavement and supportive care and treatment.
Philosophy and approach to providing comfort and care at life's end rather than heroic lifesaving measures (from AA), it can include medical, counseling, and social services. Most hospice care is furnished in-home, while specialized hospices or hospitals also provide this service.
A formal program of care for terminally ill patients, on an inpatient basis, as directed by a physician. Treatment must be provided by a state-licensed or Medicare-approved hospice care organization.
Care received under a program that is: Designed to provide comfort and supportive care to individuals who have received a diagnosis of Terminal Illness. Supportive to covered family members by providing certain services listed under the Home Health Care, Home Hospice, and Home Infusion Care benefit. Licensed or certified in jurisdiction where the program is established. Directed and coordinated by medical professionals.
Care given on a regular basis to terminally ill patients.
services provided by a hospice for the care or management of a terminal illness.
Is usually provided at home and provides care to alleviate physical, emotional, or spiritual discomforts near the end of life.
Support for people with terminal illness.
Hospice is a special type of care designed to provide care, comfort, and support to patients and their families when a chronic illness no longer responds to treatment. It is designed to improve the quality of life for terminally ill patients by offering comfort and dignity. Hospice addresses all symptoms of a disease with special attention given to pain management, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Most hospice care is provided in the home or in nursing homes.
Special concept of care designed to provide comfort, care and support to terminally ill patients and their families.
Care provided to patients diagnosed with a terminal illness. A team of caregivers and other professionals is usually assembled to provide medical and supportive social services.
Services covered by Medicare Part A for individuals with a terminal illness. Services may include prescriptions for symptom control and pain relief, medical and support services from a Medicare-approved hospice, and other services not otherwise covered by Medicare. Hospice care is usually given in an individualâ€(tm)s home; however, Medicare may cover some short-term hospital and inpatient respite care (care given to a hospice patient so that the usual caregiver can rest).
An organization or program that provides care and comfort for people who are dying and for their family members. Its focus is to help make people as comfortable as possible at the end of their life, rather than trying to cure their illness or injury. Hospice care includes physical care, pain control, and counseling.
A program of care and treatment for persons who are terminally ill and have a life expectancy of six months or less.
Care for the dying, at home or in a facility. Support for family members is also available.
The provision of short-term inpatient services for pain control and management of symptoms related to terminal illness.
Hospice is a program designed to give supportive care and services in the final phase of a terminal illness. Hospice focuses on comfort and quality of life rather than cure, and provides emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to the terminally ill patient and their family.
Continuous care provided for a terminally-ill person, and his or her family, during the final stages of life. (A terminally-ill person has a life expectancy of six months or less.) Hospice care can be provided at home, in a facility with a homelike setting, a hospital or a nursing home. The care includes physical care, counseling and support services, but does not attempt to cure any illness.
Indicates facility has an agreement with a local hospice program to provide palliative care to terminally ill individuals.