General Inpatient Care

General Inpatient Care may be required for patients with more complex care needs. In this scenario, the patient is transferred to a hospital, nursing home, or if available, to Hospice Home Care’s Comfort Care Center for more intensive medical or nursing care.

Reasons for General Inpatient Care include uncontrollable pain, unrelenting nausea and vomiting, severe shortness of breath, seizures, or other problems that cannot realistically be managed in the home. Our physician Medical Directors meet with families, assess needs and carefully monitor our General Inpatient residents. The goal for most patients is to return home when their symptoms are stabilized, or the care needs become less technical. As a result, inpatient stays covered by Medicare or insurance are fairly short-term.

Hospice Care at the “Comfort Care Center”

Hospice Home Care operates the largest free-standing hospice inpatient center in the state of Arkansas. With 36-beds, the Comfort Care Center serves patients with advanced life-limiting illnesses who have physical symptoms that cannot be reasonably managed in the home setting.

Staffing ratios for the inpatient facility exceed hospital standards. In addition to regular and frequent physician visits, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, pharmacy, social, spiritual and volunteer services are readily available to patients and families.

Services provided by hospice include:

  • Bathing and personal care by a certified nursing assistant
  • Regular visits from the Nurse Case Manager, Hospice Chaplain, Social Worker and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Hospice-trained and certified volunteer support
  • Family bereavement services
  • Medical equipment and supplies

 

Hospice services are covered by Medicare or Medicaid, private insurance, private pay or through charitable care. This care is provided to all in need of our services regardless of age, sex, race, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, color, national origin, religion, citizenship status, veteran status, illness, handicap, disability or ability to pay.

Hospice does not mean giving up hope! It is possible that a patient will improve, resulting in discharge from hospice services. Or the patient or caregiver might decide to stop hospice care to seek aggressive, curative treatment. Hospice services can easily be resumed, if needed, at a later time.

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Speak With A Nurse

To speak with a Registered Nurse about hospice services, locations, or to schedule an appointment, call the Clinical Responsiveness Center at (501) 558-4100 or toll-free at (844) 558-4100.

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Hospice Home Care would be happy to speak with you and discuss our hospice services.

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Comfort Care Center

a serene and beautiful place to receive hospice care

comfort care center

Nestled into several wooded acres near the heart of Little Rock, Hospice Home Care’s Comfort Care Center is exceptionally private and peaceful. Each suite is equipped to meet the specialized needs of our patients, including individual outdoor access, and a guest bed for families who wish to stay with their loved one. Most importantly, our on-site hospice team is there to help you through your journey.

The Comfort Care Center, located at 2200 Bowman Road in Little Rock, Arkansas, is the largest freestanding hospice house in Arkansas. We welcome the opportunity to care for each person and their family for as long as we are needed.

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