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It is a program of care and support for individuals recovering from illness, injury, new diagnoses, recent surgery or hospitalization. The focus is on recovery, rehabilitation and health education. Our support team provides a wide range of clinical health services to take you or a loved one home safely and enhance ongoing safety and quality of life.
Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) covers eligible home health services including:
You or a loved one may be able to qualify for service with one or more of the following conditions:
Home health care is a Medicare Part A benefit that does not require a copay or deductible for patients who meet eligibility criteria. Other payment sources may include Medicaid, private insurance, workers’ compensation, private payment or alternative funding.
Patients must be under the care of a doctor, or other allowed practitioner such as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant, and getting services under a plan of care that is reviewed regularly by a doctor. A doctor must certify that the patient needs:
Frequency of visits are dependent upon physician orders. The level of care is as unique as each patient’s needs. Clinicians visit to perform specific tasks and return at scheduled intervals. If needs change, our care model is designed to be responsive, and visit frequency is adjusted as needed.
Everyone has a right to choose their healthcare options. If a patient wants to stop the hospice benefit for any reason, they can. Also with the increased care of a hospice team of providers, sometimes patients improve. If a physician believes the patient will live beyond six months, hospice can be discontinued. If or when the patient’s condition begins to deteriorate, the doctor can reassess, and the patient may become eligible once again.
The simple answer is as often as needed. The frequency of visits is based on the patient’s individual care plan and will increase or decrease depending upon the patient’s needs.
Elara Caring is a Medicare-certified hospice provider and is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year—including weekends and holidays. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to call any time and will be connected with the appropriate staff person based on the need. A nurse will visit to address a patient’s changing needs even if the visit is outside of the scheduled care plan.
Hospice is a program of care and support for individuals when a cure is no longer likely or the patient has chosen not to pursue aggressive curative treatment. The focus is on the patient’s quality of life and comfort. Hospice care is for the patient as well as the family and caregivers. Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on the needs of people who are living with serious, often life-threatening illness. The focus is on treating uncontrollable symptoms.
Following are some of the signs that it may be time for the added benefits of hospice:
If you have Medicaid or a limited income, you may qualify for personal care services at no cost to you. We can work with your local agencies to seek approval and evaluate your needs to determine coverages available to you. Other types of payment and insurance may be accepted and vary based on your area.
Our personal care services can provide support in the following ways:
Elara Caring behavioral health services address:
Our specialized team of behavioral health professionals are trained to assist in assessing qualified services to meet individual needs. We have specially trained nurses and social workers to support you and meet your unique needs.
If you have Medicaid or a limited income, you may qualify for these Personal Care services at no cost to you. We can work with your local agencies to seek approval and evaluate your needs to determine coverages available to you. Other types of payment and insurance may be accepted and vary based on your area.
Palliative care is specialized healthcare for people who are living with serious, long-term illnesses. Palliative care focuses on symptom relief, reducing stress related to the illness and improving quality of life.
This helpful graphic shows what palliative care and hospice care have in common and the differences in care.
The Elara Caring palliative care team includes doctors, nurse practitioners and social workers.
Yes, Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It’s appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness.
Elara Caring provides palliative care services wherever you call home—in your home, assisted living facility or nursing home.
The Elara Caring palliative care team oversees medications and other treatments for pain, constipation, shortness of breath, nausea and other symptoms. A social worker coordinates care and serves as an advocate on behalf of the patient and the family. A chaplain offers spiritual support and comfort.
In most cases, palliative care can be provided alongside the care you receive now. Palliative care is meant to enhance the care you currently receive and not to replace it.
Palliative care can help manage symptoms that include shortness of breath, anxiety, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain, constipation and difficulty sleeping.
Your doctor may refer you for palliative care, or you can call Elara Caring directly, and we will coordinate your care with your doctor.