Levels of Care
At Hospice of Frederick County we offer different levels of care depending
on the patient’s needs and wishes.
Routine Home Care - Available wherever your loved one considers home ( private residence,
nursing home, assisted living community). The Hospice team members visit
your loved one, usually one at a time and at varying intervals based on
a routine that is determined by the plan of care. This could be daily,
semi-weekly, weekly, depending on your loved one’s needs.
– Provided in the home in continuous shifts of up to 24 hours by hospice
nurses and aides during brief periods of crisis when deemed appropriate
by the Medical Director. This level of care could be appropriate if, for
example, your loved one’s medical condition requires frequent adjustments
to their treatment plan.
– Provided in an inpatient hospice unit/bed in a designated healthcare facility
for a short period when your loved one’s medical needs cannot be
managed at home.
– Patients being cared for at home are offered a brief stay in an inpatient
setting to give family members and other caregivers a rest or allow for
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– A home-like environment where compassionate care is provided. If it’s
not possible for the patient to remain in a private residence or nursing
home/facility, the hospice house is available to those whose life expectancy
is measured in weeks.