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Welcome toAcura Hospice Care

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The truth is that hospice is not about how you die. It is about how you live. Hospice care helps patients and their families make informed choices, provides companionship to patients and respite to caregivers, provides grief support, and identifies key community services that can be of assistance. All hospice services are provided in the patient’s home or place of residence: nursing home, assisted living facility or adult family home.

Hospice services may include medications, equipment, oxygen, extended hours of care during a crisis period, respite care, and acute stay in hospitals as needed for symptom management. Hospice is paid for by Medicare and a variety of other insurance benefits.

A patient’s hospice care team is a highly-trained, multidisciplinary group of care professionals, with each member playing a role in the planning, provision, and management of the patient’s holistic end-of-life care.

Routine Home Care
Acura Hospice Care provides individualized care through an Interdisciplinary team. This team consists of the Registered Nurse, Physician, Social Worker, Chaplain, Dietician and the Volunteer. Members of the Interdisciplinary team are considered “core” services by Medicare, and must be provided by employees of the hospice.

Continuous Care
Continuous care, which usually lasts 3 to 5 days, is provided to patients during a crisis period as necessary to maintain the patient in the home. Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants will be tasked to monitor acute symptoms that require more intensive and continuous nursing care than is generally provided under routine home care.

Respite Care
Respite is provided for up to 5 days when the family and caregiver of the patient needs some time away from the intensity of caregiving. Respite is provided in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

Inpatient Care
Inpatient Care is available for pain control and symptom management at a hospice inpatient unit, local hospital or nursing home.