Families who come to Shoals Hospice for help receive services personalized to their needs. Whether the person you care for lives at home or in an assisted living or nursing home facility, members of our staff come to the bedside several times each week.
Even if your loved one is being cared for at home, there may be times when he or she must be admitted to a hospital or skilled nursing facility. They may be admitted for pain or symptoms that are uncontrolled despite aggressive treatment efforts, or when their condition is unstable. Depending on the situation, a medical facility may be the only feasible setting.
Shoals Hospice will explain the options, arrange for inpatient care if deemed appropriate, and remain involved in the treatment of the patient. Regardless of the locale, we continue to work with families to provide the level of continued support and care needed.
Short-term respite care can be provided at a facility to allow the patient’s caregiver to rest, or travel and be confident that their loved one will be cared for properly.
If a patient develops symptoms that aren’t easily managed without more intense care, we provide the option of short-term continuous care.
Hospice staff can be present in the home more frequently until the symptoms are under control. Symptoms requiring continuous care might be unrelieved pain, severe nausea and vomiting, severe shortness of breath, anxiety or panic attacks, or a breakdown in the primary caregiver support system.