In 2011, 78% of the patients we provided end-of-life care for were over the age of 65. We anticipate our yearly census numbers to increase even more over the next 10-15 years as the front end of the baby-boomers reach the age when life-limiting illnesses tend to set in.
Hospice Care Plus is honored to serve patients and familiesin Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley and Rockcastle Counties, six rural counties of Kentucky. Our staff and volunteers focus on the individual families and what is most important to them. Since 1981, Hospice Care Plus has added programs to better meet the needs of our service area including an in-house pharmacy, palliative care program, durable medical equipment in-house services, bereavement outreach program, high staff to patient ratios, volunteer programs, crisis intervention care dedicated staff, and most recently our free-standing hospice inpatient facility. Support from the community has made a tremendous difference, allowing Hospice Care Plus the resources to meet patient’s needs and extend care to all regardless of their ability to pay.
A critical need is to assist children to understand and manage the grieving process. Our aim is to provide a safe place for children who are grieving the death of a loved one by offering comfort. Children with unattended grief issues have a higher incidence of academic, social and behavioral problems in their later teen years. This awareness drives our mission to help head off serious issues before they arise.
Palliative care focuses on reducing the severity of illness symptoms and enhancing quality of life. Many with life-limiting or other serious diseases have difficulty navigating health care options. As a result, patients and families may feel overwhelmed as they attempt to cope with the immense burden of a life-threatening illness. These complicated needs often lead to unnecessary medical office visits and hospitalizations. The goal of palliative care is to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and their families. Palliative care can be offered alongside curative treatment and is commonly provided at home, at a hospital or at a nursing home.
Palliative Care provides a Medical Director, Registered Nurse, social worker, and volunteer. The Physician and RN assist with the diagnosis and treatment of pain and other distressing symptoms. In short, the patient and family will have a network of support provided them in the comfort of their home.
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