The Autumn Care Hospice Team
Autumn Care Hospice creates an individualized plan of care for you and your family provided by an interdisciplinary team, composed of professionals and volunteers. This team approach allows us to have the necessary resources to provide you and your family with whatever support you might need during this final stage of life’s journey. We provide on-call assistance for pain and symptom management, personal care, environmental services, and counseling to ease the social and psychological strains of illness. Respite and short-term inpatient services are available, if required, and we will assist you with your medication, equipment, and medical supply needs. We also provide spiritual support for those seeking answers, meaning and peace as well as offering transition and bereavement support to family members.
The services that Autumn Care Hospice provides to its patients and families includes an inter-disciplinary team comprised of:
Routine Home Care
Autumn Care Hospice provides residential and in-facility care and has established partnerships with nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and residential care facilities
In-Patient Hospice Care
While our goal is to keep patients and families together at home during their Hospice care, there are times when situations arise that make this difficult. Hospice can provide acute care or respite care for patients in a designated Hospice facility when a medical crisis occurs and is arranged by the Autumn Care Hospice team.
Sometimes patients benefit from going to an Inpatient Hospice setting when pain or other distressing symptoms cannot be managed at home. This may only take several days and then the patient can return home.
Sometimes families benefit from a few days of respite care. The patient can be admitted to an Inpatient Hospice setting for up to five days per episode. This gives the caregivers time to get rested or take care of family business.
In either case, if the patient needs more acute care or if the family needs respite, the Autumn Care Team will continue to provide care to the patient and will arrange for admission, transportation, physician’s care and plan for return home.
There may be times when the Autumn Care Team decides the patient needs intensive care for a few
days in the home setting when an acute crisis occurs. The team may coordinate nursing care for the
management of acute symptoms that cannot be managed by the Hospice Team by intermittent visits.
The Hospice nurse will make arrangements for a temporary increase in skilled nursing services until
the patient’s condition is stabilized. There is specific criteria required by Medicare and the Autumn
Care Hospice Team will authorize this level of care.
Limited to specific periods, we provide brief "respite" services for the patient's family and caregivers either through on-site