What is Hospice?
Hospice is a specialized form of home health service that provides care for individuals who have a life limiting illness, and are no longer seeking a cure. Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate services to its patient’s and loved ones. Hospice care creates the hope and belief that patients and families can obtain physical, emotional, and spiritual preparation for the final stages of life. Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center will provide our patient’s with a wide range of support options to meet a variety of needs.
What is the Focus of Hospice Care?
Patient dignity and quality of life
What is Admission Criteria?
Who pays for Hospice?
What illnesses are appropriate for hospice care?
Failure to Thrive
Neuromuscular Degenerative Diseases
The Community Hospice Interdisciplinary Team:
Home Health Aides
Volunteers are an indispensable part of the Hospice team. They are caring neighbors who are trained in their areas of interest. Their services include, but are not limited to, the following:
Patient or family errands
Arts/Crafts for special occasions
Companionship/mentor to patient/family
Relieving caregiver for short periods
A. A person who wishes to obtain hospice for themselves or a family member should contact their physician or contact Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center directly at 334-774-1380 or toll free at 1-800-689-4156.
A. Yes, the same services provided to our at-home patients are provided to those patients in the hospital or Nursing Home.
A. No, we encourage you to remain as active as possible.
A. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the Hospice team to provide quality care and support for the patient as well as for you, the caregiver.
Hospice Volunteer Program
Community Hospice needs caring people to volunteer their time in the following areas: home visits, fund raising, clerical duties, crafts. At Community Hospice we make gifts monthly for our patients and caregivers this gives them such joy every month. It’s easier than you think to touch someones heart. If you are 18 years of age or older and have a desire to help others, please call 1-334-774-1380
Other Services offered by Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center
In-Home Continuous Care available on a limited basis during crisis situations.
Inpatient Respite Care to provide relief to the caregiver by placing the patient in the hospital.
General Inpatient Care in a hospital for management of uncontrollable symptoms.
Nursing Home – Hospice Care is available to patients in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Arrangements – for Medical Equipment and Supplies
Medications – Pharmaceutical assistance is coordinated through physician, pharmacy and/or insurance provider.