Idaho Falls Hospice Care

Hospice Goal

The primary goal of hospice is providing quality of life for individuals and their loved ones experiencing advanced stages of a life-limiting illness such as cancer. The compassionate care provided by hospice helps people in the final phases of an incurable disease live as comfortably as possible. When curative procedures are no longer effective, hospice provides support and care while managing symptoms and pain for patients to live without fear.

Idaho Falls Hospice Care has a team of professional medical directors, nurses, medical social workers, and hospice aides that meet patient’s needs at an intimate level in providing such services. This team of experts, including physicians, focuses on providing patients with the best possible care and comfort. Our hospice services incorporate spiritual and emotional care and needs, catering to the patient’s well-being, including their loved ones. We facilitate this care through a team of bereavement professionals, chaplains, and volunteers.

Regardless of the setting, Idaho Falls Hospice Care is always ready to provide support wherever the patients are located. This includes hospitals, independent and assisted living facilities and nursing homes. We achieve this by collaborating with existing care providers making sure the patient and family receive the best and appropriate support.

What is hospice?

Hospice is an advanced form of special care dedicated to people living with a terminal illness. However, hospice doesn’t in any way reduce or extend the life of a terminally ill person. Its primary focus is providing physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual care towards the end of life. Idaho Falls Hospice Care holds this principle of improving the quality of life with the utmost compassion.

Common hospice care services include: 

  • Comfort
  • Family Support
  • Pain Management
  • Individualized Plan
  • 24/7 Access to Care
  • Companionship
  • Counseling

Our hospice care is individualized, meeting the needs of each patient in their final stages of life. This way, our mission is achieved through our staff with compassionate honesty and integrity while adopting the core philosophy of care. Besides providing care for patients and their loved ones, our hospice team strives to educate the community on its convenience.

Who is entitled to hospice?

Idaho Falls Hospice Care aims to provide continuous care to help patients remain independent and offer support to their loved ones. But, certain aspects qualify one for hospice services. The primary consideration is an incurable disease with a prognosis of six months. Our hospice services at Idaho Falls Hospice are for individuals who:

  • Struggle to accomplish daily tasks
  • Have a life-limiting chronic disease
  • Struggle in managing pain
  • Qualify for Medicare Part A, Medicaid, and private insurance

The conditions highly considered for hospice include,

  • Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • HIV Disease
  • Renal Disease
  • Stroke
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease and other chronic neurological diseases

Who pays for hospice services?

At Idaho Falls Hospice Care, people eligible for Medicare and Medicaid can pay through the hospice benefit. There are no co-pay costs or out-of-the-pocket settlements for qualified Medicare beneficiaries. On the other hand, Medicaid and other certified private insurance companies also cover hospice payments with minimal personal costs. We are also in-network with many other private insurance schemes and private pay.

Personalized Care Plan

The main goal of hospice is to make sure the patient has access to everything that they want in their last stage of life. A personalized care plan helps everyone including staff, family members, and the patient work toward the same goals. Having a specific plan helps to prioritize the most important things and ensures everyone is on the same page. It is also important to set expectations based on the needs of the hospice patient such as how often staff needs to visit, when they need to visit, and which staff and resources the patient is most in need of. The dedicated hospice team at Solace will work together to create a customized plan with each hospice patient. 

How hospice keeps patients comfortable

Our core mission at Idaho Falls Hospice Care in improving the quality of life through compassionate care is anchored by the need to make sure the patient is comfortable. This is because many patients struggle with pain and other severe symptoms as a terminal illness advances. To provide this care through hospice, our team of professionals has received special training to cater to all physical and emotional symptoms. These also include distress, associated discomforts, pain, and others.

The professionals involved provide nursing care, doctor visits, social work services, dietary counseling, grief and bereavement support, and others as needed. Our staff collaborates with the patient’s medical provider to ensure therapies, medication, and other related procedures are designed to achieve the defined goals. The outlined patient’s care plan is reviewed regularly by our team to make sure utmost comfort is the main priority and includes any new goals or other changes made.

Contact the Idaho Falls Hospice Team Today

Our wonderful caregiving staff is ready to support your family. We know these situations can be difficult but we will do our best to serve you in a meaningful way. This will help you rest assured your loved one is in trained and capable hands. Consultations are free so reach out with any questions you may have.