Moving Patients Forward with Dignity and Greater Quality of Life
Hospice is a healthcare option for families and patients who are dealing with terminal illness. A team of physicians, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, hospital aides and volunteers come together to address the specific social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each and every patient. Patients are provided care in their very own home, or home-like location regardless of their age or capability to pay.
Hospice care is all about living. Care-workers strive to bring quality of life and comfort to both patients and their families. Hospice patients will feel better and more secure with good pain and symptom management and will gain the experience of care and support, that is different from any other type of care. TruCare Pharmacy is leading the way when it comes to offering patients remarkable service to various hospice programs in the community. Our programs empower hospices and gives them the ability to control the quality and precision of medication services that they are providing to their patients.
- Comfort Kit
- Specialty Packaging
- Assistance in the creation and management of customized formularies
- Recommend cost-effective elimination or reduction of medication orders not related to terminal diagnosis
- Provide efficacious therapeutic alternatives to aid in cost reduction
- Provide custom reporting and advanced analytics on drug utilization and spending
- Perform prospective and retrospective drug utilization reviews
What You Need, Right When You Need It
Whether it be drug advice, information on drug interactions, therapeutic interchange options, reviews, ordering new drugs or refills, our staff will always be ready to provide you with friendly, personalized service.
What Are The Benefits of Hospice Care?
Hospice care provides patients with specialized patient care including, but not limited to; Symptom management, emotional support, psycho-social intervention and spiritual support. A large part of hospice care is assisting patients when it comes to addressing issues most important to the patient’s wants and needs at the end of their life and focusing on the improvement of that individual’s quality of life.
A Dependable Team To Rely On
All of our pharmacists and technicians are highly trained specialists with several years of hospice experience.
When Is The Right Time For End-of-Life Care?
Patients that are suitable for hospice care have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, have a prognosis of 6 months or less and no longer have the choice or option of curative treatment. At this time symptom management and comfort care become the primary focus of hospice care.
Does Hospice Care Delay Or Speed Up The Dying Process?
It does not. The goal of hospice care has, and will always be, to alleviate the suffering of patients and to aid them in the management of their symptoms. The role of hospice is to provide support and to allow the process of their disease to unfold as comfortably as possible.
Can I Go To The Hospital and Still Receive Hospice Care?
Yes, however, many symptoms that would normally require hospitalization or a visit to the emergency room visit can be successfully managed at the patients’ home with the assistance of the hospice team, effectively preventing the stress of hospitalization.
Can A Hospice Patient Return To Curative Care?
Absolutely. Receiving hospice care is the patients choice and they can most certainly choose to leave hospice care to receive curative care if they so choose. If the patient later decides to return to hospice care again, Medicare, Medicaid, and the majority of insurance companies will permit the re-activation of the hospice benefit.
Is Support Provided To The Family After The Patient Passes Away?
Bereavement Services follow and assist family and caregivers for a year subsequent to the patient’s death. Bereavement Services may include personal visits, periodic offers for group support and providing information concerning the grief process. Information and referral to other area resources will be provided to family and caregivers as needed.