Care is delivered wherever you or your loved one calls home. This could be at home, or an assisted living facilities or a group home. Our comprehensive hospice services team includes:
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Our proprietary programs are designed to provide a plan of customized care for a variety of diagnoses and needs. Programs vary by location. Check with your local Elara Caring representative for details.
Call Us First is vital to eliminating emergency room visits and rehospitalizations. Elara Caring reviews Call Us First with every visit and phone call with patients and caregivers to ensure they know how and when to reach us to support care.
The Advanced Heart Failure program is a congestive heart failure management partnership designed to equip hospice patients to successfully manage unique cardiac diagnosis needs.
The Advanced Pulmonary Disease program is a COPD management partnership designed to equip hospice patients to successfully manage unique pulmonary diagnosis needs.
By Your SideLearn More
By Your Side is specialized care available to our hospice patients and their families that is responsive to the changing care needs of patients showing active signs of end of life approaching. We use a team approach to offer increased presence wherever you call home so we will be there when you need us most.
Holding Hands ForeverLearn More
Holding Hands Forever is a free portrait program that captures the special bond between patients and loved ones. An Elara Caring team member will take a closeup black-and-white photograph of the subjects “holding hands forever.” The printed, framed portrait will be delivered to the patient’s home or facility.
Mindful CARELearn More
Our Mindful CARE program recognizes that the emotional and physical demands of providing care can strain even the most capable caregiver. This program provides support with:
The program promotes awareness of mental wellness among patients and caregivers, improves early detection of new or exacerbating symptoms of anxiety and/or depression and facilitates effective follow-up interventions for caregivers who show significant signs and symptoms.
Need a HandLearn More
The Need a Hand program provides patients and families with an extra hand to help with light cleaning and laundering, disinfecting for COVID-19, grocery shopping, basic errands and more.
Road Map HomeLearn More
Elara Caring is equipped to help hospice patients navigate each turn with experience, compassion and expertise to provide care where you are.
We Honor VeteransLearn More
As a We Honor Veterans (https://www.wehonorveterans.org) program partner, Elara Caring is skilled at creating and providing a veteran-centric care plan for each patient that holistically addresses unique needs. Determining factors can include combat/noncombat, service era, branch of service, military occupation specialty and duty assignment. We also honor the service and sacrifices of veterans in our communities with pinning ceremonies that can be planned events in patients’ homes, at bedsides or in any care facility.
This hospice enrichment program is the prescribed use of live music by a board-certified music therapist, which assists in alleviating physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological pain. Music therapy is a nonthreatening form of communication that allows patients to share feelings both verbally and nonverbally.
The goal of the Elara Caring Hospice foundation is to provide an added level of comfort and support to hospice patients and their families. While the foundation works closely with Elara Caring to identify those in need of assistance, it does help patients served by any hospice organization.Learn More
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 a patient that could benefit from Elara Caring’s Hospice services, we can assess eligibility and provide a comprehensive, holistic program of care and support.Refer a Patient