WELCOME TO RITE CARE HOSPICE
YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS
We provide excellent service to all our patients and their families
HOSPICE BENEFIT COVERAGE
Four levels of care are covered by the hospice benefit: routine home care, continuous home care, inpatient respite care.
Note: Respite care is covered when necessary and is limited to no more than five days at a time. General Hospice patients may shift among the levels of care, depending on their needs, the needs of family members caring for them, and the determinations of the medical team managing their care.
HOSPICE CARE SETTINGS
Hospice care may be provided in a number of settings, e.g.,
your home, a Medicare-certified hospice facility, or an authorized inpatient acute care facility. Care can shift among settings without affecting the benefit or requiring additional authorization.
OUR HEALTHCARE TEAM
The Rite Care Hospice interdisciplinary team consists of trained caregivers who put individual patients and family needs first:
Collaborate with the patient's primary physician and are available for pain and symptom management consultation, as well as to make house calls as needed.
Specialized in providing palliative care for pain control and symptom management; they provide hands-on support.
HOME HEALTH AIDS
Assist with performing personal hygiene and grooming tasks for patients. Homemaker services are available for providing light housekeeping and maintaining a healthy, clean, and safe environment for the patient.
MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKERS
Provide a comprehensive psychosocial assessment and interventions individualized for each patient's and family's needs. They assist in obtaining outside care giver support, advanced directives, mortuary plans, and help with other financial issues and planning.
Provide spiritual support, assess the patient's and family's spiritual needs and facilitate visits by local clergy in order to best meet the patient's spiritual needs.
Specially trained in hospice, are important elements of the team who are available when they are needed most.
OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL THERAPY/DIETARY COUNSELING
These additional services can be utilized by the hospice agency and are available to provide assessments, information, and education for patients and their families.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Routine Home Care
Rite Care Hospice provides residental care in patient’s homes and has established partnershops with long-term care facilities and nursing homes, assisted living facilities and residental care facilities for the elderly.
Dedicated Inpatient Units
If a patient needs care beyond what can be provided at home, we have special arrangements with local facilities where patients may receive necessary and appropriate care and return home as soon as possible.
If a patient develops the need for more constant care, we can provide shifts of hospice staff at the home for a brief period so the patient can avoid being transferred to a hospital.
Medications, Medical Supplies
Medical Supplies, and Durable Medical Equipment related to the palliation and management of the terminal illness related conditions are provided.
Limited to five consecutive days, respite care provides a brief "respite" for the patient’s primary caregiver by admitting the home care patient to an institutional setting without meeting the "inpatient" pain and symptom management criteria.
Are available for family members and other individuals for up to thirteen months following the death of a loved one.
CONTINUITY OF CARE
The Primary Physician
Upon admission to the hospice program, the patient’s primary care physician will be notifed of the patient’s acceptance to the program, and he will take a place on the interdisciplinary team.
If the patient’s primary care physician does not want to follow the patient any longer, or the patient would prefer to have another physician, then the patient will be assigned to the hospice medical director. Medicare will make payment for services provided by a physician other than the hospice physician or designee. When the family arranges these services, hospice must be informed.
RITE CARE‘S TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE
At Rite Care Hospice we pride ourselves in our Technological Advantage. This enables us to utilize real-time information exchange and communication between our offices, field staff and physician through our Electronic Management System. Our Physician Portal provides doctors instant accessibility to vital patient information in real time.
When my grandfather’s health was rapidly declining in front of our eyes a family friend referred Rite Care Hospice. The Rite Care staff always made sure that my grandfather had everything he needed, from medical equipment, prompt medication deliveries, supplies and even an around clock nurse when his condition changed for the worse. I can confidently say that my grandfather was not in any pain thanks to the dedicated team of Rite Care Hospice. When my grandfather passed away it was very hard on my family. The spiritual counselor from Rite Care Hospice was one of the kindest people I have met. He provided Bereavement serivces for my mother well over a year after my grandfathers passing. Losing a family member is very difficult in life but it is extremely comforting to know that there are professionals that help you through every step of the way like the ones at Rite Care Hospice
― Alex Brown