Long Term Care
ProCare Hospice offers care for your hospice-eligible residents who require high-acuity care, for whom other hospices may lack the resources or expertise to provide the necessary care. If your resident is experiencing distress and/or difficult-to-manage symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain, or infection, ProCare Hospice can manage these symptoms in your facility.
For our long-term care (LTC) partners, this means helping your residents stay out of emergency rooms and hospitals and remain in your location. Through reduced ER visits and hospital admissions, your relationships with partner and community hospitals continue to improve.
ProCare Hospice offers higher levels of care to manage symptomatic patients who might otherwise call 911. We also help educate your staff on effective symptom management, helping alleviating stress and potential burnout.
Ongoing clinical support enables you to offer goal-concordant care to residents with advanced illness, so they may remain in their desired care setting in accordance with their goals, values and wishes.
Resident-centered, individualized care plans have been shown to impact satisfaction with care. For nursing homes, this also impacts short and long-term stay quality metrics.
Our objectives are to ensure your resident:
- Remains comfortable
- Has their goals of care, wishes, and values honored
- Continues to receive care in your location
Partnering with your staff, ProCare Hospice clinical team members provide guidance and support for end-of-life symptom management. Our experienced, full-time Chief Medical Officer and team of directors help support your residents undergoing complex treatments as well as advise and share best practices with your team. By working together, we ensure the highest quality of symptom management for every patient.
Residents Remain in Place
When a resident’s medical crisis would ordinarily require hospitalization, ProCare Hospice caregivers are available to complement LTC staff by providing short-term, intensive medical management through our Continuous Comfort Care program.
Provided up to 24 hours per day when medically necessary, and delivered by a nurse with support from a hospice aide, this hands-on management resource can make the difference between a resident remaining in your facility and being sent to the emergency room.
ProCare Hospice 24/7 Support
Our 24/7 Support services provide your staff with immediate telephone access to a clinical expert who can assess the situation, provide medical advice and dispatch a clinician, if needed.
General Inpatient Care
General Inpatient (GIP) care, one of the four levels of care mandated by the Medicare hospice benefit, is available if a resident’s symptoms are too severe to be managed in your facility.
In this circumstance, your resident can be cared for a short period in a contracted GIP bed. Beds are either in a hospital, nursing home, or a freestanding hospice facility or inpatient unit. Once these symptoms are under control, ProCare Hospice facilitates transition back to your facility.
Consistent and Ongoing Clinical Care
On average, five or more visits per week by a member of the ProCare Hospice care team (which includes a hospice physician, nurse, social worker, hospice aide, chaplain and team volunteer) provide extra support for residents and their families. This high volume of visits is often instrumental in averting medical crises.