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- Hospice Services

- Who May Make Referrals?

- How are Services Paid For?

- Service Area

- Differences Between Hospice and Other Care Alternatives

Bereavement

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Hospice of the Prairie

Hospice care involves a team approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient's needs and wishes.  Support is extended to the patient's loved ones, as well. 

At the center of hospice is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.  The focus is on caring, not curing and, in most cases, care is provided in the patient's home. 

Hospice care is also provided in nursing homes; assisted living facilities; and, in some cases, hospitals.
Hospice Services

Hospice Services:

Physician/Nursing Care

  • Physician-directed care coordinated by a hospice nurse

  • Nursing visits for pain and symptom management

  • Training on patient care for families and caregivers

  • On-call RN available to patient/family 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Home Health Aide

  • Assistance with personal care such as bathing and personal hygiene

  • Performance of light household tasks

Medical Social Work

  • Identify community resources

  • Focus on patient/family's loss issues

  • Individual or family counseling

Pastoral Care

  • Spiritual support to patient/family

  • Coordination of care between the family's clergy person and hospice

Trained Volunteers

  • Relief for caregivers

  • Companionship for patients

  • Assistance with household chores and errands

Bereavement Care

  • Grief groups for children and adults

  • Grief education

  • Bereavement visits

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Who May Make Referrals

Who May Make Referrals?

Anyone may refer a client to hospice, and services are provided as ordered by the patient's physician.  Services are provided to all persons who meet admission criteria regardless of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap.  To make a hospice referral, contact us.

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How are Services Paid For

How are Services Paid For?

Most public and private insurance companies cover hospice costs.  These include Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Benefits and requirements may vary.  Hospice care is also provided to persons meeting the admission criteria, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Service Area

Service Area:

Hospice of the Prairie provides services to Kansas residents who live within approximately 60 miles (or approximately 1-hour's drive) of Dodge City.  This may include residents of Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Gray, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Ness, Pawnee, and Seward counties.

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Differences Between Hospice and Other Care Alternatives:

In the years since the development of hospice care in the United States, some health care providers have questioned how hospice differs from that which has traditionally been available to terminally ill patients, i.e., hospitalization, long term care, and/or home care.  This question has been particularly relevant within the home health industry.  More...
 

For more information on hospice services, call 620-227-7209.
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