Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County became accredited in 2011

 

Hospice Services

 

Program

Peace, dignity and quality of life can be achieved, even in the dying process. While we can’t always add days to life, we can add life to days.

Hospice care is a physician-directed program of medical, nursing, social, spiritual, and emotional support services for those persons facing the end of life. The focus is on providing relief from pain and other symptoms and creating an atmosphere where quality of life is honored for both the patient and family.

 

Service Area

Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County is a non-profit agency that serves those who live in Holmes, Medina and Wayne Counties and surrounding areas. Hospice care can be provided in the patient’s home, an assisted living setting, a hospital or a nursing home.

 

Referral Process

Physicians, healthcare providers, families, friends and neighbors can make a referral by calling the Hospice office. Hospice staff will provide information about hospice care and offer an opportunity for the patient and family to discuss their individual needs.

 

Admission Criteria

Hospice services are available to persons who:

 

• have been informed by their physician that curative procedures are no longer appropriate and a program of pain and symptom control is indicated.

• understand the hospice philosophy and are agreeable to hospice care.

• have a physician willing to provide ongoing medical supervision.

• have an illness with a life limiting prognosis.

• reside in Holmes, Medina and Wayne Counties and surrounding areas.

 

Caregiving is the responsibility of the patient and family. Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County will work to support patients and caregivers.

 

Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County is a community-based non-profit provider of hospice care licensed by the State of Ohio and certified by Medicare and Medicaid certified.

 

Anyone who meets admission criteria can receive hospice care. Services are covered by:

• Medicare

• Medicaid

• Most Private Insurance

• Managed Care Plans

• TriCare

• Veteran’s Administration

Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County receives donations from United Way Agencies, donations, memorials and fundraising activities. These funds cover the cost of services not covered by other forms of reimbursement.

 

Hospice services are available to patients without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran’s status, diagnosis or ability to pay.

 

Admission Forms

Please print the following forms and fax to 330-264-4874

Patient/Family Bill of Rights and Responsibilities 

Privacy Notice

Authorization For Release of Information

Informed Consent Form

Hospice Benefits Under Medicare-caid

Medicare-Medicaid Benefit Election Form

Medicare Secondary Payor Screening Form

Per-diem Insurance Form

 

Hospice services include:

Home visits by nurses  *  Personal care by hospice aides 

Respite services and support by trained volunteers  *  Spiritual Care services 

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy and dietary counseling as needed

Interdisciplinary Team guidance by Medical Directors  *  Massage Therapy

Coverage for prescription drugs related to life-limiting illnesses  *  Pet Therapy

Medical equipment and medical supplies  *  Pain and symptom management

Inpatient care for pain or symptom management  *  Bereavement Services 

Respite care to provide for care giving relief  *  Life Legacy Project

Counseling and referrals by licensed social workers.