Visiting home healthcare hospice agencies provide services to support seniors who desire to remain in their own private home as long as possible.
Hospice home healthcare agencies have the same requirements as visiting home health care agencies but are expressly for seniors who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The role of a hospice home health caregiver is to support the patient and their family as they approach the end of their life.
A full range of services are offered and provided by highly qualified professionals that have experience with end-of-life care. The services typically provided are:
Hospice aides for personal care
Therapists, counseling and pastoral care
Pain and symptom management
Respite or inpatient care
Continuous intensive 24/7 care
Rehabilitation therapies: physical, occupational and speech
Most insurance companies cover the services provided by these agencies.
Visiting home health care hospice agencies are typically covered by insurance as diagnosed and referred to by their primary physician or specialist.