Guardian Angel Hospice provides the majority of care to patients who are residing either at their own home or in the home of a family member. We also provide care to people who are living in long-term care facilities, assisted-living facilities, and residential care facilities for the elderly.
Limited to five consecutive days, respite care provides a brief “respite” for the patient’s primary caregiver by admitting a patient residing in a private residence to a contracted respite facility.
The following two levels of care both require that the patient meet certain criteria as outlined by Medicare:
“A period of crisis is defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a period in which a patient requires continuous care, which is primarily nursing care, to achieve palliation or management of acute medical symptoms.”
Continuous Care (Intensive Comfort Care)
Guardian Angel Hospice can provide hospice staff to provide crisis generated symptom management to patients in their residence until such time as the crisis is resolved.
Guardian Angel Hospice contracts with qualified area facilities to provide crisis generated symptom management for patients who meet the guidelines.