The best time to learn about hospice is before you need it. The patient and family can benefit much more from hospice services if referred earlier. At any time during a life-threatening illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s healthcare options, including hospice. To get more information about hospice services, please fill out the form below or call us at 845-240-7555.
Getting started is sometimes the hardest part. Too often referrals for hospice care are not made until the patient has uncontrolled symptoms or is near death. Although hospice care can do much to assist and provide care at this time, the patient’s and family’s quality of life can be greatly enhanced by early intervention.
Referrals to hospice may be made by anyone, including patients, family members, friends, clergy, as well as physicians and other healthcare professionals.
To make a referral or to inquire about services available, please call us at 845-240-7555 and our Referral Center Staff will begin the process.
One of our caring and compassionate representatives will arrange to meet with you in your home, or in a nursing home or hospital, or at a convenient location. Together, we will privately discuss your needs and the needs of your loved one. If, at that time, you wish to initiate hospice services, we will schedule a nurse to visit the patient. We will also assist with obtaining medical records and certification from the primary care physician.
A nurse assesses the patient’s physical and emotional readiness for services, obtains a full medical history, and determines what medication and medical equipment is needed.
All discussions are handled in a highly sensitive and confidential manner. Once the assessment is performed, eligibility is determined by the Hospice Medical Director.
Upon admission, a team is assigned to the patient and family, and a visit schedule and plan of care is established. The nurse makes arrangements for medication and medical equipment to be delivered, at no additional charge, and continues to monitor patient care.
The nurse also teaches the caregiver and family members how to care for the patient. Members of the care team continually interact with the patient and family to identify what is needed to offer the highest quality of care. The care team visits as needed.
Ready to take the next step?
If you know someone who could benefit from the services of Hudson Valley Hospice, please fill out the form below or give us a call at 845-240-7555.
If you are a physician, facility representative or need immediate assistance, please call 845-240-7555.
When a patient reaches the end stages of an illness or disease, hospice offers palliative care to help control pain and reduce anxiety. We improve quality of life and time spent with loved ones.
Emotional and Spiritual Support
Hospice care provides emotional and spiritual support to patients and families, including grief and bereavement resources. You and your loved ones don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Medical Care Management
Hospice manages medical care, in-home visits from care providers, acquiring medical supplies, and end-of-life planning.
Respect for the Patient and Family Wishes
Hospice strives to provide the highest quality end-of-life care so that our patients may live with comfort and dignity. Every family is on a different journey, and we acknowledge and respect your decisions and plans. Our goal is to make this difficult time as easy as possible.
We improve quality of life by relieving patients and their loved ones of much of the stress that comes with providing end-of-life care. Families can focus on being together and sharing memories.
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