Routine Home Care:
- Whenever possible, home is the optimum location for care. Patients are often most contented in wherever they call home. Your home may be a residential setting, which may include the home of a friend or a family member, group home, nursing home, assisted living, apartment or other residential setting. The Hospice Del Sol team will coordinate and schedule regular-coordinated home visits to provide the patient with their customized care.
- What does Hospice Del Sol provide during Routine Home Care?
- Visits by registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, therapists, spiritual counselors, and physicians as directed by the patients plan of care
- Personal care assistance by hospice home health aides
- Durable medical equipment (DME) from contracted vendors
- Medical supplies as directed by the patients plan of care
- Medication related to the terminal diagnosis, from the contracted pharmacy
- To include emergency medications needed after hours from Hospice Del Sol, as deemed necessary
- Medical Director available for consultation
- Volunteers as requested
General Inpatient Care :
- When pain or symptom management is too complicated to provide patient care at home, patients can be moved to a facility that offers greater medical therapies and equipment. This inpatient care is often a short term solution. Once the pain or symptoms are managed the goal is to return the patient to their familiar surroundings: home.
- General Inpatient Care is short-term for symptom management and/or pain control that cannot be managed in the home setting. Hospice Del Sol is contracted with numerous skilled nursing facilities across the Las Vegas community to provide care at an optimal location for the patient and family.
- Caregiving is a huge responsibility and can take its toll on the family or individual who is caring for their loved one. Hospice Del Sol offers the opportunity for a vacation/break also referred to as respite care. Our team of professionals can provide care in nursing facility for up to five days while the primary caregiver takes a short reprieve.
- Inpatient respite care will be provided by arrangement to patients whose care is covered under the Medicare or Medicaid hospice benefit and specific private insurance hospice benefits. Inpatient respite care will be provided at times when the patient and/or family/caregiver need a short period of relief. This is offered on an “as needed” basis for a maximum of five (5) days per respite admission, per benefit period.
- Hospice personnel will be available 24 hours a day for clinical consultation to the inpatient personnel.
- When is Respite Care recommended by Hospice Del Sol?
- The family/caregiver is unable to continue managing the patient’s physical, emotional, or psychological needs and requires a break for one (1) to five (5) days.
- Injury or impairment to the family/caregiver creates a need for respite to provide the family/caregiver and the interdisciplinary group an opportunity to problem solve.
- The primary family/caregiver must be out of the home for a period of time greater than 24 hours to attend to urgent affairs but no longer than five (5) days.
- Rest or relief is required by the family/caregiver in order to maintain this individual at home.
Continuous Home Care:
- A medical crisis can lead to the need for more comprehensive care. Hospice Del Sol can provide around-the-clock care when a crisis does arise. Continuous care is only implemented at home. This level of care can be carried out for a short period of time if needed, then the patient can return to his or her original level of care.
- Continuous Home Care is provided during times of crisis as necessary to maintain an individual at home; must be predominantly nursing care (registered nurse or licensed vocational/practical nurse) but can include hospice aide service.
- Similar to General Inpatient Care; however, it is short-term continued care for symptom management within a home setting.