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