The Comfort Care Center, located at 2200 Bowman Road in Little Rock, Arkansas, is available for residential care on a private pay basis, allowing them to continue on the Routine Home Care Hospice Benefit.
Recognizing National Nursing Home Week
Nursing Homes provide a level of care and support that is not recognized or appreciated. For many patients, there is a care burden that could not be met in any other setting.
With Hospitals and other post-acute healthcare, you have to work hard to be very sharp to coordinate and deliver great care with a team spirit. Many say, the nursing home is the most challenging healthcare environment.
Skilled Nursing Facilities are highly regulated with what is intended to be measures that will improve care and safety. There are many details and decisions in admission, care planning, discharge or long term stays. There is intense competition for qualified caregivers.
Hospice typically intersects with nursing homes when patients experience a long term care stay and remain in a nursing home through end of life.
Nationally, about 45% of hospice deaths are patients in nursing homes. Nursing homes are centers of care where the frail, elderly and immobile patients are living. As end of life approaches, hospice can be a significant benefit.
Some of our best practices include:
Caring for patients in the Nursing Home our Hospice Clinical Team treats the Skilled Nursing Facility care team like the patients family. That is how the regulatory arm of the federal government, CMS sees things and the team that supports patients 24/7 are family.
We understand the need to be a prompt, efficient payer so we bill and pay room/board every 2 weeks.
Hospice Home Care assists with lowering readmissions to Acute Care. We are clinically responsive 24/7. We are alert to change in condition and respond with an end of life experienced nurse perspective and responsive Medical Directors to avoid any need for return to the hospital. Less than 1% of our patients inside Nursing Homes or Assisted Living have returned to acute care.
We provide special equipment and supplies to patients, delivered by our own DME team promptly as requested.
We provide an on-site Aide on a predictable schedule to support personal care needs of Hospice patients.
A primary nurse, chaplain and social worker integrate into the team for optimal communication, collaboration and caring.
Volunteer activities and services are regularly scheduled to delight our mutual patients and other residents.
Care plan updates are faithfully communicated and documented. When a surveyor arrives, we are prepared to work together to demonstrate best practices in care.
Families and residents inside the communities we serve see our caring and clinically responsive team and ask for us when the prognosis is clear for end of life care.
This week we recognize our partners in caring at Nursing Homes.
While we celebrate Nursing Homes, many thanks to our hospice team that has developed a differentiated model of specialized Hospice inside the nursing home. The 24/7 caring team at the nursing home are family for each resident. We are their specialized support.
Together we partner with Nursing Homes to make the final care transition peaceful.