Safety. Independence. Outstanding care. At the end of life’s journey.
The team at ruralMED Home Care Resources provides assistance and support needed for the duration of your illness. We provide one-on-one medical care based on your goals and wishes to ensure you remain as independent as possible wherever you reside; in your home, assisted living or nursing facility.
We value the trust you place in us, and our goal is to provide you with the highest level of comfort and independence. It is an honor to be a part of your life’s journey.
What is hospice care?
Hospice care provides comfort and care for anyone with a life-limiting illness, with a six month or less prognosis, who is no longer seeking or no longer eligible for curative treatment. When aggressive medical procedures are no longer effective, patients and their loved ones can choose hospice services as an option.
The ruralMED Hospice Care Team believes in providing the highest quality of life possible throughout life’s journey. Hospice is a holistic approach, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We focus on personal growth for the patient as well as offer assistance with enhancing relationships.
Who is part of the hospice team?
The ruralMED Hospice Care Team includes a physician, registered nurses, hospice aides, social worker, bereavement coordinator, spiritual care coordinator and volunteers. We are in constant contact with our patients and their family members to ensure the best collaboration possible on meeting the needs and wishes of our patients. We also work closely with primary care providers who have been instrumental in the lives of their patients health throughout their lives.
What is covered under hospice?
Each patient is unique in their needs. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances cover hospice care. Medicare and Medicaid may pay up to 100% of the costs.
- Hospital beds
- Incontinence supplies
- Bedside commodes
- Shower/bath chairs
- Catheters and syringes
- Disposable gloves
- Personal toiletries
- Respiratory equipment
- Routine mattresses
- Walkers, canes and crutches
- Over-the-bed tables
What happens if I need to go to the hospital or nursing home?
If hospitalization or nursing home care become necessary, our Team will ensure your preferred facility is adequately contracted to ensure hospice services may continue uninterrupted.
Questions to Ask:
- How is my pain managed?
- How does the hospice team communicate with my family?
- How many times a week should I expect the hospice RN case manager and hospice aide to visit?
- Does the hospice agency provide just hospice care, or are they home care specialists providing home health and hospice care?
- What can your volunteers do for my loved one?
- What is the process if medications need to be changed?
- What if I don’t understand what is happening and don’t know how to make the right decisions?
Coverage for Hospice
Hospice care is ordered by a physician and is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration (VA), and most private insurances.