Interim Home Hospice
Introducing a New Home Health Care Solution
Saint Andrew's Abbey is now part of Interim HealthCare of Palmdale offering Home Hospice for those who choose a
dignified death at home.
Mission Statement: Recognizing all people are created in the image of Christ, we are committed to serving the dying by offering love, compassion, and dignity on the journey home to God.
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The Hospice Team
Interim HealthCare Hospice provides a compassionate, patient-centered approach delivered by a team of highly qualified professionals who share a commitment to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and those who love and care for them. If care takes place at home, family members provide the day-to-day care and the hospice team supports the family in providing end-of-life care. Care can also be provided in nursing homes, senior living residences, including independent and assisted living facilities.
Additional Hospice Service
- Pre-Admission Consultation
- Helping the family set up the home
- Helping the family arrange 24-hour care
- Supplying medical equipment as needed
- Ensuring comfort medications are given
- Providing Medical Social Work services
- Pastoral Care and Bereavement services
- Available 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care provides comfort care, symptom management, emotional, and spiritual support to patients nearing the end of life. Hospice focuses on quality of life and helps patients live their last days with a sense of control. Interim HealthCare Hospice is available to answer any questions patients and their families may have to assist in choosing a hospice agency during this difficult time.
Where is Hospice Provided
Hospice is a method of care, not a physical location, and is provided anywhere a patient my call home. It may be offered in the person's home, a nursing home, a designated hospice facility or any other facility.
Who Pays for Hospice?
Medicare, Medi-Cal, and most private insurance plans cover hospice care. Families may be asked to meet some costs that aren't covered by insurance. Public and community support make it possible for hospices to cover the cost of care. This happens through donations and grants.
Traditionally, hospice is an option for people whose life expectancy is six months or less, and involves palliative care. Medicare is the primary source of payment for hospice. Care focuses on pain and symptom relief, rather than ongoing curative measures. Some hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities provide hospice care onsite, however, in most cases hospice is provided in the patient’s own home which provides a familiar and comfortable environment.
Hospice & Alzheimers
Alzheimer's disease is a painful condition for seniors and their loved ones to face. A person living with Alzheimer's faces deteriorating mental and physical health, which can escalate to the point where one can no longer recognize or remember their nearest and dearest loved ones.
Special Care Programs
Interim HealthCare Hospice understands that the experience of someone diagnosed with end stage cardiac disease is very different than that of someone with cancer or pulmonary disease. That's why Interim Hospice offers the best in medical and nursing care, using symptom management to control symptoms and promote comfort. No matter what the disease or diagnosis, Interim believes in improving the quality of life when quantity is limited.
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First in Home Care™
When taking the first step towards finding care, you likely have many questions. The one thing you do know is that you want only the very best. As the first nationwide home care company, we’ve put over 50 years of experience into our signature standard of care, HomeLife Enrichment®. It is the most comprehensive approach to home care available, designed to encompass care for the whole individual – mind, body and spirit, in addition to care for the family. That’s why Interim has been the first choice for so many families for over five decades.