Levels of Hospice Care provided to clients at Acura Hospice 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, 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 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 care is provided in a nursing home, hospice inpatient facility, or hospital.
Inpatient Care is available for pain control and symptom management at a hospice inpatient unit, local hospital or nursing home, and usually lasts from 3 to 5 days.