At American Care Hospice Company we know that it can be a very difficult and overwhelming time for you and your family. You don’t need to go through it alone. Fighting an illness for months or years is difficult. Considering hospice now may feel like giving up. Although a cure isn’t possible, there is still much you can control, and still a great reason to hope. Hospice can help you:
• Feel greater peace regardless of age or prognosis
• Enrich your relationships
• Experience end of life in a way that honors who you are and what you believe.
As your focus shifts from a cure to quality of life, our goal is to help ease your burden and enable you to live every day as fully as possible. We are here to respect your wishes, protect your dignity, and help you celebrate your life in comfort, surrounded by the people you love. We will walk with you and your family every step of the way.
We approach care on a holistic, patient-centered basis. Recognizing that each patient and family deals with illness and grief differently, the hospice care plan is tailored to meet those varied needs, while, at the same time, addressing the symptoms, need for pain management and all other technical aspects of an individual’s care.
The comprehensive plan of care is directed by the patient and carried out by our hospice team, which may include, but is not limited to:
All team members work together to ensure a unified care plan that meets every need. As a patient’s needs change, be assured that the team will adapt to those changes and respond appropriately and timely. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Hospice Pain Management means keeping the patient comfortable and addressing their symptoms, so they have the best possible quality of Life.
Easing these symptoms enhances patients’ well-being, enabling them to make the most of their remaining time.
American Care Hospice provides all medication and Hospice medical equipment and supplies related to the patients’ Hospice diagnosis at no cost to the patient or their family.
The American Care Team will coordinate the ordering, delivery and set up to allow the patient and family to focus on their time together.
At American Care we recognize that our patients are individuals and no two patient’s needs are the same. Our interdisciplinary team works collaboratively to create a specialized plan of care for each individual patient. Always taking into consideration patient and family goals and expectations.
Learning that you or a loved one has a terminal illness presents many challenges. It can also present opportunities for life review, realized potential, celebration of accomplishments, reconnection with loved ones, and reconciliation. The Spiritual Care team at American Care is available to assist you with the challenges and opportunities that may arise.
Our American Care Hospice Volunteers provide emotional support to patients through companionship, reading aloud, shopping and engaging in activities of interest to the patient.
They give comfort, caring concern and compassion to our patients and their families.
Benefits of Hospice respite care for family caregivers, family members who take time to rest and recover are better hospice caregivers. They suffer less burnout and have more energy to devote to loved ones. Restoration comes from knowing your source of joy so you can share that comfort with others.
American Care offers support and counseling to anyone who has experienced a recent loss- regardless of any prior affiliation with hospice. Our specially trained bereavement counselors offer support for thirteen months after a loss, or as long as needed.
Formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Foundation provides support for the programs and services of American Care. Gifts to the Foundation help to ensure and expand the range of services provided to patients and families in our care.
We have made it our mission to provide quality care to our patients, their families, and those affected by serious illness and end-of-life situations. Our goal is to provide education and promote Hospice Care to the communities we serve. Heartfelt donations are an inspiration to all of us at American Care and your donation is sure to make a difference in helping us provide exceptional care to patients and families facing life’s final journey.
Each and every gift, no matter the size, is sincerely appreciated.
We take great pride in our culture and dedicated team to best serve you at American Care Hospice.
The standards of ACHC exceed Medicare standards. Much of requirements for accreditation is maintaining good and sound clinical documentation, so that every visit and every clinical note is kept to validate our care, but to also make available to the family to present all the many resources involved to care for the patient’s family member.
We go above and beyond to provide the best training for our staff so they, in turn, can provide the best care to the patients and families.
We hope this information will be helpful to you and your family as you make healthcare decisions with your personal physician and healthcare team. If you would like more information or have further questions about hospice care, please feel free to call American Care Hospice at (559) 409-2665 to speak to a hospice professional.