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How To Work With Hospice


    Hospice patients may be admitted at any one of four levels of care encompassing Routine Home Care, Continuous Care, Inpatient Care or Respite Care.

    General Inpatient Care is short-term, acute care which can be be provided at inpatient facilities located in hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.

    Routine Home Care involves intermittent visits as needed at the patient’s residence, which may be a private home, group home or skilled nursing facility.

    Continuous Home Care provides increased nursing care to manage symptoms up to 24 hours per day for a short period of time.

    Inpatient Respite allows for a 5-day respite for caregivers by transferring the patient to an inpatient unit or other contracted facility.