Care and Support Services Offed by All Caring Hospice

All Caring Hospice provides care for the mind, body and spirit. We empower our patients and encourage them to share their concerns, thoughts and wishes so we can better understand their desires and strive to meet their unique needs.

At All Caring Hospice we work closely with the patient’s primary caregivers and doctors. We associate with insurers, local community organizations, and hospitals to ensure the greatest comfort for our patients. This entails addressing the pain, high financial burden and fears that are often associated with an incurable illness.

There are four levels of care provided by hospices in the United States. Patients receiving hospice services will be on one of these four levels. A hospice patient can move from one level to another depending on the services required to fulfill their needs. The unique needs of the patient, and the physician’s determination of medical necessity, will determine their individual level of care.

ROUTINE HOSPICE CARE – – Is the primary level of hospice care. Routine Hospice Care includes intermittent visits from members of the Hospice Team. The location of Hospice Care is determined by where the patient calls home. The number and frequency of visits depends depends on the medical, psycho-social and spiritual needs of the patient to meet the goals of the individual patient.

GENERAL INPATIENT CARE – During a period of time when the patient’s or resident’s condition requires pain control, symptom management inpatient level of care can be provided in a Medicare certified facility, such as a contracted hospice house, nursing home or hospital. GIP for symptom management is a valuable tool that allows hospice staff to provide clinical services to a degree that cannot typically be provided in a patient’s home. It is intended for specific circumstances and for a short duration of time and thus must be carefully managed from start to finish.

CONTINUOUS CARE – During a crisis situation, hourly care can be provided for 8 to 24 hours a day until the crisis is resolved. Continuous home care (CHC) is one of the four levels of hospice care. The definition of continuous home care is meant to include nursing care, covered on a continuous basis for as much as 24 hours a day to achieve palliation and management of acute medical symptoms. Either homemaker or hospice aide services or both may be covered during a period of crisis, but the care must be predominantly nursing care. Continuous home care is only furnished during brief periods of crisis and only as necessary to maintain the terminally ill patient at home.
RESPITE CARE – Available on an occasional basis, inpatient respite care is provided provided in a Medicare certified facility in order to offer a brief rest (up to five days) to families and caregiver.

Available Services

An integrated hospice care “team” approach allows All Caring Hospice to meet the specific individual needs of our patients. Our compassionate care team is there for each patient during every step of the end of life process.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the All Caring Hospice team works closely with patient and family to develop and coordinate an individual plan of care. Each member of the hospice team is specially trained in hospice care. The team members include:

  • MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Oversees the medical plan of care and the hospice team.
  • PATIENT’S PHYSICIAN:Continues to participate in developing an individual plan of care for the patient, and if the physician chooses, oversees medical regimen during entire course of treatment. The patient’s physician may request that the Medical Director be directly involved with the changes to the plan of care.
  • HOSPICE NURSES: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Provide palliative care focused on relieving pain and maintaining comfort. Regularly assess the patient’s condition and work with the physician(s) to determine the most effective medications and treatments for pain and symptom management. Educate friends and family caregivers on basic medical information and ways to enhance support of the patient. Hospice nurses receive ongoing intensive education in pain and symptom management.
  • HOSPICE SOCIAL WORKERS: Assist with referrals to various community resources and offer counseling about the impact of the illness on the patient and family.
  • HOSPICE SPIRITUAL COORDINATORS: Provide non-denominational spiritual support to the patient and family. Assist in the coordination of visits from local clergy if desired.
  • HOME HEALTH AIDES: Provide compassionate personal care and help with light housekeeping chores.
  • VOLUNTEERS: Receive special training in ways they can assist patients and families running errands, household chores, or simply sitting with a patient.
  • THERAPISTS AND COUNSELORS: Provide consultation and education on speech, occupational, and physical therapies and nutritional counseling.
  • BEREAVEMENT COUNSELORS: Maintain contact with patient families and offer a variety of supportive activities for over one year after the patient’s death.
  • OTHER SERVICES: All Caring Hospice provides other services related to the patient’s hospice diagnosis, such as medications, supplies, medical equipment, respite care, short-term inpatient care, or short term in-home continuous care. Hospice services are available 24/7 with on-call staff for urgent needs.

All Caring Hospice operates hospice care and palliative care programs in Cleveland, Youngstown, Canfield, Independence and other Ohio Communities. We are one of the nation’s premier providers of end-of-life care.