Hospice of the Golden Isles cares for the majority of our patients in a home setting where we provide Routine Home Care. A home setting includes a private home, apartment, assisted living facility or skilled nursing home.
In a home setting, Hospice of the Golden Isles provides patients with a Nurse Case Manager to develop an individualized plan of care that meets the patient’s goals and wishes. The case manager works with a team of RN’s, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers to ensure that you are receiving the best possible care. Typically, your plan of care will include visits by each member of your care team; however, you always have the freedom to decide which services you would like to participate in.
Hospice of the Golden Isles also offers routine home care in long-term care facilities to meet the needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses who call these facilities home. In addition to developing an individual care plan, the Hospice Nurse Case Manager, in order to ensure the highest level of care, educates the facility’s nursing staff on end-of-life care issues and coordinates the skilled pain management medication and care often needed toward the end-of-life. In addition, Hospice CNAs provide personal care to complement CNA services in these facilities.