Hospice care is specialized care that addresses the unique needs of a patient and family coping with the many issues that arise during the final stages of life. Our focus is on the comfort, care and compassion--not cure. This phase of the human journey is a time when complex physical, emotional, and spiritual issues come together at the same time. Patients and families experience a wide range of questions and emotions. Attention to their spiritual and emotional needs is as important as the attention to physical needs. Paragon Home Care and Hospice has a depth of experience and specialized knowledge to help guide patients and their loved ones through this difficult time, offering support and care when needed most. We provide care in a patient's home, wherever that may be--in a residence, long term care facility, or local hospital. Paragon Home Care and Hospice offers services designed to respect and honor a person's wishes during the final stages of life. We strive to affirm life, preserve dignity, and care for individuals and the entire family.
Criteria for Hospice Home Care under Medicare.
- Patients must have Hospice diagnosis of six (6) months or less to live
- We provide hospice care for adult patients with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses, including (but not limited to):
- Heart disease
- Heart disease
- Lung, liver and kidney disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Alzheimer’s disease
The interdisciplinary Majestic hospice teams are made up of trained caregivers who put individual patient and family needs first
• Nurses are experienced in assessing and managing pain; they provide hands-on care.
• Social workers are friendly and skilled listeners who can offer emotional support and help with financial issues and planning.
• Physicians collaborate with the patient’s primary physician and are available for pain and symptom management consultation, as well as to make house calls as needed.
• Hospice aides help with personal care, such as bathing and mouth care; they also can help with light cleaning, light laundry and occasional shopping.
• Chaplains offer spiritual support.
• Volunteers, specially trained in hospice, are important members of the team who are available when they are needed most.
• Bereavement specialists provide grief and loss counseling, memorial services and other support for family and loved ones.