Once a patient or his or her family chooses Carroll Hospice for end-of-life care, the next step is to create a plan that allows for seamless collaboration among the interdisciplinary hospice team, the patient’s attending physician, the patient and the family, regardless of the care setting.
When your loved one resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility and is in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, Carroll Hospice is here to help.
We focus on providing pain management, symptom control, and spiritual and emotional support to those who are seriously ill. Through hospice care, patients can live their remaining days in comfort and dignity, surrounded by loved ones. And, by providing hospice care at their choice of residence, they receive that comfort and care in a familiar setting.
Our hospice team partners with the facility’s staff to care for patients with serious illness while respecting their end-of-life wishes. Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Carroll Hospice’s facility-based specialized care team is tailored to address the specific needs of residents in nursing home and assisted living communities. This team includes nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. Our nurses, and the expertise they bring, complement the facility’s staff, and visit regularly to provide care and support. The average number of visits to the facility is tailored to the needs of the patient.
Our nurses’ responsibilities include assessing the patient’s condition, educating family members and staff, reconciling medications (including pain medication) with the patient’s physician, and coordinating medical equipment and supply needs. In case of emergency or crisis, our team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our certified hospice aides assist the patient with personal care needs. This is based on the hospice nurse’s assessment and the personal preferences of the patient and family. For spiritual and emotional support, volunteers will visit with the resident, as will our chaplain, our bereavement counselors and our social workers.
For more information about hospice care, call Carroll Hospice at 410-871-8000 or visit our website.