We are medicare certified. Hospice is covered by medicare, medicaid, and most insurance companies. We make it possible to stay at home pain-free and in the company of those who mean the most to you during life-limiting illness.
The security of family can extend longevity and improve the quality of the final stages of life. Our hospice team comes alongside the family to relieve them of confusion and intimidation.
Our care allows your loved one to rest in familiar surroundings and be cheered by the companionship of loved ones to bring peace and comfort despite the difficulties of this phase of life.
When someone we love is hurting, we all seek ways to express our love and empathy. Beacon of Hope Hospice offers a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to offer a tangible demonstration of caring when cure is no longer an option.
Our first priority is to learn about you and your loved one’s needs. This allows us to start crafting the best plan of action to increase the quality of life for your loved one and allow you to focus on being a family member, rather than a caretaker.
During this period of intense emotional and physical stress, many families may feel overwhelmed and bewildered. We will craft a plan with you that relieves your pressure and enhances the quality of life for your loved one.
This is where we will be the main caregivers for your loved one. Things may change due to health factors, so our plan will likely evolve as we go. Don’t worry. We know how to handle situations that may pop up. As your loved one’s needs change, we will adjust accordingly and get them the care they need ASAP.
Consults with the patient’s primary care physician to implement an individualized plan of care. Serves as a medical resource to hospice staff, patients, families, and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.
Provides medical home visits under the direction of the Medical Director. Serves as a medical resource to hospice staff, patients, families, and attending physicians regarding pain and symptom control management.
Supports all nursing services and collaboration, standards of clinical practice, training, and EMR and paper documentation. Monitors compliance of performance reports, and ensures all patient care needs are covered.
Consults with the patient’s primary care physician to implement an individualized plan of patient care. Provides a nursing team that is available 24/7 for patient care as well as pain and symptom management.
Provides personal care on an intermittent basis in a patient’s home under the supervision of the RN and order by the physician.
Provides individualized spiritual/pastoral support in accordance with ongoing wishes and needs of the patient/family, and works in close collaboration with local clergy, whenever desired by the patient, to provide spiritual support as needed and as defined by the patient/family.
Works closely with the patient and family to identify family dynamics and communication patterns. Involves the patient/family in the plan of care while also ensuring the safety of the patient, caregiver, and family members.
Supports the needs of the family during the grieving process up to 12 months, and may regularly go beyond that. The needs of the family are reflected in the bereavement care plan, and the family members’ choices regarding bereavement services are honored.
Provides non-medical support services to hospice patients through companionship, emotional support, and relief for patient caregivers. Volunteers with additional training also help provide support to families of hospice patients for 13 months following the death of the patient.Become a volunteer
We will assign a hospice physician and medical/nursing staff that are on call 24/7.
Our clinical team remains in contact with the patient’s personal physician so that the patient can have confidence that caregivers are fully informed. Our RN visits to help control pain and manage symptoms, while aides are available to help with personal care and give respite to caregivers.
Hospice volunteers play a crucial role by providing a wide variety of practical and emotional assistance. Their tasks include running errands, preparing light meals, and visiting with the patient to give the family members a reprieve.
Tracey L. Sulzberger RN, BSN, Corporate Director of Compliance with 10 years in hospice and 16 years as a registered nurse. Tracey is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Chamberlain University. She developed a passion for regulatory compliance during her tenure with National Hospice Management for the last 8 years. She is also the founder of the Be Integrity Program, promoting compliance reporting to ensure ethical practices throughout the organization. Tracey is a long time NHPCO member and serves on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, where she is instrumental in developing questions for the nursing NCLEX exams. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Theta Kappa.
Hospice volunteers are generally available to provide different types of support to patients and their loved ones including; running errands, preparing light meals, staying with a patient to give family members a break, and lending emotional support and companionship to patients and family members.
Hospice services provide additional expertise, support, and care for the resident and their family. Additional care is provided in the following ways:
Yes, your physician remains involved as a critical part of the team. Hospice staff develops an individual plan of care for you or your loved ones, making recommendations to the physician for implementation.
Beacon of Hope Hospice uses family satisfaction surveys to invite feedback on the performance of our programs, as well as a confidential compliance hotline. Compliance hotline: 855-753-4673
No, most patients are able to remain in their homes with their families with the support of the hospice team.
Now is the best time to learn more about hospice and ask questions about what to expect from hospice services. Although end-of-life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for family members to share their wishes long before it becomes a concern. This can greatly reduce stress when the time for hospice is needed.
Hospice is a comprehensive program that provides quality, compassionate support and care for both people facing a life-limiting illness and also their families.
You can call Beacon of Hope Hospice where someone is standing by ready to help you with any questions you may have at this very difficult time.
Many patients may have pain and other serious symptoms as illness progresses. Hospice staff members receive special training to care for all types of physical and emotional symptoms that cause pain, discomfort, and distress. Hospice staff members work with the patient’s physician to ensure that medication, therapies, and procedures are designed to achieve the goals outlined in the patient’s care plan.