Continuous Care

Continuous Home Care

In the event that a patient develops acute symptoms or pain that is not easily managed with routine hospice care, Continuous Care may be an option.  Continuous home care is provided during a period of crisis when a change in the patient’s condition requires the nurse’s interventions.

At this time, Del Corazon Hospice may provide a minimum of eight hours of in- home care over a 24-hour period of time.  Other members of the hospice care team may assist the patient’s nurse in the delivery of this special care.

 

Continuous Care is a short term solution to a critical need and is reevaluated every 24 hours.

 

Continuous Care can also be given when a Del Corazon Hospice patient is in a long term care facility.

 

Continuous Care is considered a short term solution to a critical need and is reevaluated every 24 hours.

 

Continuous Care Indicators:

 

• Unrelieved pain

 

• Severe nausea and vomiting

 

• Acute shortness of breath

 

• Uncontrolled anxiety or restlessness

 

Continuous Care Services:

 

• Adjustment of medication

 

• Observation and monitoring of symptoms

 

• Support for patient and caregiver to manage critical care

 

• Bringing symptoms under control