Hospice Care

Experience the warmth and compassion of Solid Care Hospice. Our dedicated team provides exceptional end-of-life care to enhance comfort and quality of life, ensuring every moment is respected and valued.

What Is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a specialized type of care for individuals facing a life-limiting illness. It is a comprehensive approach that focuses on providing comfort and support to patients and their families as they navigate the end of life’s physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges.

Hospice Care by Solid Care Hospice

Our Hospice Care Includes:

We provide various services across various care levels, ensuring every patient receives comprehensive support tailored to their needs. Our offerings encompass an array of assistance, including:

Three Levels of Care in Hospice

Understanding the different levels of hospice care is an empowering step towards ensuring your loved one receives the appropriate support and compassion they deserve.

Routine level

Routine Home Care (RHC) is the most common type of hospice care, taking place in the patient’s residence, including a private home, an assisted living facility, or a residential care facility (RCFE).

General in-patient (GIP)

The General In-Patient (GIP) level of care is designed to help patients manage their symptoms in a comfortable setting. This level of hospice care is typically reserved for patients who require more intensive medical attention, such as those experiencing severe pain or nausea.

Respite level

Inpatient Respite Care (IRC) is a short-term stay in a facility that provides care to patients who need a higher level of care than their families can offer but do not require the intensity of hospitalization.

Your questions answered

Common questions

Navigating through the process of choosing hospice care can bring up many questions. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help provide clarity and support for those considering hospice care services for themselves or their loved ones.

Hospice care is a form of palliative care designed to provide comfort and support to patients in the final phase of a terminal illness. It focuses on pain management and symptom relief, aiming to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice care supports patients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs and provides help to families and caregivers.

Hospice routine home care is a specialized type of care that is provided to terminally ill patients who wish to spend their remaining days in the comfort of their own homes. This form of care is provided by a team of healthcare professionals who work together to provide a comprehensive approach to managing the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Respite care is temporary support that allows caregivers to take a break. During respite care, someone else provides care to the loved one, giving the caregiver a chance to recharge. Respite care can take many forms, from a few hours of in-home care to short-term stays in a facility. Respite care is an essential resource for caregivers who need a break from their responsibilities, and it can also benefit the loved one receiving care by providing a fresh perspective on their needs.

Hospice care is available to patients of any age who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and have a prognosis of six months or less to live, as determined by two physicians. The type of illness does not limit the care and includes a wide range of diseases, including cancer, advanced heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, and more.

Hospice care can be provided in several settings, including the patient’s home, hospice centers, hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. The primary goal is to make patients comfortable and honor their wishes to stay in their preferred environment whenever possible.

Hospice care is covered under Medicare and Medicaid in most states, as well as most private insurance plans. The Medicare hospice benefit covers all services, medications, and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis. Many hospice organizations offer care for those without coverage funded by charitable donations, grants, and community support.