Amore Hospice Care

Hospice Care

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Hospice care at home is a special type of healthcare that strives to improve the quality of life & comfort for terminally ill patients and their caretakers. Instead of treating the disease, it focuses on the patient and family. Amore Hospice Care offers a team of licensed healthcare professionals who work together to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support for end-of-life care in the comfort of a home in Las Vegas, NV.

Who Can Receive Hospice Care At Home?

To be eligible to receive hospice care, a patient must have a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less. They choose to receive comfort care rather than curative treatment. It is appropriate for patients of all ages, including children.

Here are some of the most common diseases associated with hospice, although this is by no means a definitive list.

  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Liver Or Renal Failure
  • Dementia
  • Late Stage Alzheimer’s
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Parkinson’s & Other Neurological Conditions

End-Of-Life Care When You Need It

Because hospice aims to deliver compassionate care during the end stages of life, patients can receive care anywhere they call home. This includes single-family homes, apartments, mobile homes, group homes, and assisted living facilities.

You can also receive services in medical facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals if necessary.

Hospice Care Is A Team EffortHospice Care For Dementia. Elderly woman with female caregiver at home.

While the patient’s desires and comfort lead the team, they are not alone on this journey. Our providers encourage patients to share their thoughts, hopes, and concerns so that their unique needs can be met. Here are some potential participants who may also comprise your care team:

  • Specialists
  • Your Primary Care Doctor
  • Nurses
  • CNAs
  • A Social Worker
  • Your Bereavement Counselor
  • A Spiritual Care Coordinator
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Therapists (Physical, OT, Speech, etc.)
  • Family
  • Volunteers

Who Pays For Home Hospice Care?

Patients and families pay for in-home hospice care services in many ways depending on financial situations and plan coverage. We will work with you to figure out how to navigate your payment options.

In some cases, affiliated non-profits may also offer financial coverage for qualifying applicants based on donation volume and number of applicants.

Medicare & Medicaid

Hospice care is covered 100% by Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans with zero copays. Consult with one of our insurance experts regarding Medicaid and commercial plans – most have zero copays.

Services that are typically covered include:

  • Nursing Care
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Pain & Symptom Medications,
  • Personal Supplies
  • Counseling
  • Social Work Services
  • Spiritual Services
  • Physician Services
  • Dietary Services
  • Therapies

Private Insurance

Most private insurance companies have added some form of coverage for end-of-life care, but it’s important to explore these benefits with our insurance specialist.

Hospice Care At Home: FAQs

In-home hospice care refers to providing end-of-life care and support to terminally ill patients in the comfort of their own homes. It focuses on enhancing the quality of life for both patients and their families by addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Hospice care at home includes skilled nursing, pain management, emotional and spiritual support, medication management, medical equipment and supplies, and assistance with activities of daily living. Additionally, it provides counseling services for both the patient and their family members.

Yes, hospice care at home is highly personalized. The care plan is tailored to the individual needs and preferences of the patient. A team of healthcare professionals, including nurses, doctors, social workers, and counselors, collaborates to create a customized care plan.

Pain management in hospice care at home involves a combination of medications, therapy, and other techniques to alleviate discomfort and improve the patient's quality of life. The hospice team closely monitors the patient's pain levels and adjusts the plan as needed to ensure comfort.

The frequency of visits by hospice professionals depends on the patient's needs and the care plan established by the hospice team. Visits can range from several times a week to daily, ensuring that the patient receives appropriate medical and emotional support.

Absolutely. Family members often play a crucial role in the care of their loved ones during hospice care at home. The hospice team educates and supports family members, enabling them to provide hands-on care while ensuring the patient's comfort and dignity.

We offer counseling and group support for both the patient and their family members. Social workers and counselors are available to help families cope with the emotional challenges of end-of-life care, providing guidance and a listening ear.

Compassionate Hospice Care In Las Vegas

At Amore Hospice Care, our goal is to provide comfort, compassion, and dignity to patients and their families during extremely difficult times. We understand that deciding to seek this care is not easy, but our staff hopes to make it a little easier. 

Please contact us if you or someone you know needs end-of-life support in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, or Boulder City.

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