What is Hospice?
Hospice is a way of caring for individuals facing a life-limiting illness. We focus on the quality of life, specific to each patient. Our care at Akeso Home Hospice focuses on the patient and their loved ones addressing their needs on a physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual level.
If you have concerns about yourself or a loved call us at:
In-Home Hospice Services:
Observation and assessment
Skilled nursing care
Pain and symptom management
Assistance with daily activities
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services
Guidance on advance directives and other planning
Emotional and spiritual support
Bereavement support and grief
Our Hospice Team Includes:
• Physicians • Nurses •Nurse practitioner •Nursing Aides • Social Workers • Spiritual Coordinators
• Volunteers • Bereavement Chaplains • And more!
Is Hospice Right For Me?
Akeso understands that it is not easy to make decisions about end of life care. With that being said we are here to help you and your loved ones through the complexities surrounding serious illness, death, and the grieving process. Our agency is centered around our patients and their families and we strive to enrich the quality of each day.
When Is Hospice Care Needed?
Hospice care is needed when the focus of living with an illness becomes comfort rather than cure. This often occurs when a patient has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and can no longer benefit from medical treatments.
Where Is Hospice Care Offered?
Akeso Hospice services are provided directly to the patient, at the patient’s home. Whether the patient resides in their residence, or a assisted living facility, nursing home, or a board and care, etc.
Who Pays for Hospice Services?
Hospice services are covered by:
Participating private insurance plans
Medicare and Medicaid pay 100% of allowable charges for medications, equipment, and hospice services associated with comfort, as they relate to the patient’s hospice diagnosis.