Is It Time to Start Considering Continuous Care Services?Arclight Hospice Agency
Continuous care can help alleviate a patient’s negative experiences, emotions, and symptoms. Patients are monitored around the clock through this service to ensure they’re comfortable and transitioning correctly. However, this type of care isn’t meant for every patient or family. Here’s what you need to know about these services.
What is Continuous Care?
It’s meant for patients with severe discomfort or unmanageable pain. This type of service provides patients with intensive visits. Instead of being cared for once a day or week, patients receive multiple visits a day. The main goal of this type of care is to bring the patient out of their severe discomfort and into a more relaxed state.
Who’s This Service Meant For?
Continuous care is meant for patients already in hospice and experiencing symptoms that put them into a “crisis” condition. Once the patient is back to their normal comfortable state, the service ends while they remain in hospice.
What Are Some Examples?
A hospice patient who’s bleeding often or uncontrollably. Our healthcare workers will visit these patients throughout the day, changing bandages and managing wounds.
Patients with acute respiratory issues may also require continuous care. Hospice workers will check on the patients throughout the night to ensure they’re still in a stable condition.
Patients experiencing constant nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea will also need this service. Hospice workers may fit them with IV hydration or other medications to alleviate symptoms.
If a patient is experiencing end-stage agitation, they’ll also need continuous care to keep them calm and relaxed.
Patients who are leaving the hospital can qualify for this type of care if they need a nurse to consistently check on them until they’re stable.
Seek Continuous Care in Hospice Today
Arclight Hospice provides continuous care services when needed. Hospice patients sometimes need round-the-clock care for short periods when symptoms are poorly controlled or under other specific circumstances. We provide nurses or home health aides based upon the individual’s needs. The medical staff evaluates patients to determine whether it’s needed or not. They use national criteria to assess patient eligibility for constant care services.
If you or a loved one requires continuous care, get in touch with one of our specialists today. From there, we’ll schedule a free consultation; all you have to do is arrange the first visit of a registered nurse. To start this or learn more, you can reach us at (747) 777-9545.