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Arkansas Hospice Care Services

 

Batesville AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Caring Hands Hospice Inc Medical Services Inc , Independence County      Click to request assistance
Benton AR - Arkansas pain management -- Hospice A Service of Saline Memorial Hospital , Saline County      Click to request assistance
Berryville AR - Arkansas palliative care -- St John's Home Care Services , Carroll County      Click to request assistance
Blytheville AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Home Health Professionals & Hospice Inc , Mississippi County      Click to request assistance
Booneville AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Logan County      Click to request assistance
Booneville AR - Arkansas pain management -- Peachtree Hospice , Logan County      Click to request assistance
Camden AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice , Ouachita County      Click to request assistance
Clarksville AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Visiting Nurses Agency of Western Arkansas , Johnson County      Click to request assistance
Conway AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Arkansas Hospice , Faulkner County      Click to request assistance
Conway AR - Arkansas pain management -- Healthcare Odyssey , Faulkner County      Click to request assistance
Conway AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Hospice Home Care Inc Of Conway , Faulkner County      Click to request assistance
El Dorado AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Life Touch Hospice , Union County      Click to request assistance
Eureka Springs AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Patient's Choice Hospice , Carroll County      Click to request assistance
Fayetteville AR - Arkansas pain management -- Washington Regional Hospice , Washington County      Click to request assistance
Forrest City AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Baptist Home Care & Hospice , St. Francis County      Click to request assistance
Forrest City AR - Arkansas care for dying -- St Francis Co Health Dept-Hospice , St. Francis County      Click to request assistance
Fort Smith AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Sebastian County      Click to request assistance
Fort Smith AR - Arkansas pain management -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Sebastian County      Click to request assistance
Fort Smith AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Peachtree Hospice , Sebastian County      Click to request assistance
Greenwood AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Sebastian County      Click to request assistance
Harrison AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Legacy Hospice of North Arkansas , Boone County      Click to request assistance
Helena AR - Arkansas pain management -- Southeast Arkansas Hospice Llc , Phillips County      Click to request assistance
Hot Springs AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Arkansas Health Dept Hospice , Garland County      Click to request assistance
Hot Springs AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Arkansas Hospice , Garland County      Click to request assistance
Hot Springs AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Hospice Home Care , Garland County      Click to request assistance
Hot Springs AR - Arkansas pain management -- Lester Dierksen Memorial Hospice , Garland County      Click to request assistance
Hot Springs AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Lester Dierksen Memorial Hospice , Garland County      Click to request assistance
Hot Springs AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Levi Hospice , Garland County      Click to request assistance
Hot Springs National AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Hospice Home Care of Hot Springs Inc , Garland County      Click to request assistance
Jonesboro AR - Arkansas pain management -- St Bernards Hospice , Craighead County      Click to request assistance
Lavaca AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Sebastian County      Click to request assistance
Little Rock AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Arkansas Hospice , Pulaski County      Click to request assistance
Little Rock AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Baptist Health , Pulaski County      Click to request assistance
Little Rock AR - Arkansas pain management -- Hospice Home Care , Pulaski County      Click to request assistance
Little Rock AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Hospice Home Care , Pulaski County      Click to request assistance
Little Rock AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Hospice of Baptist Health , Pulaski County      Click to request assistance
Little Rock AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Hospice VNA Caring For Life , Pulaski County      Click to request assistance
Little Rock AR - Arkansas pain management -- Southwest Homes Residential & Health Care Center , Pulaski County      Click to request assistance
Magnolia AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Community Hospice , Columbia County      Click to request assistance
Magnolia AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Serenity Hospice , Columbia County      Click to request assistance
Magnolia AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Serenity Hospice , Columbia County      Click to request assistance
Mena AR - Arkansas pain management -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Polk County      Click to request assistance
Midland AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Sebastian County      Click to request assistance
Monticello AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Hospice Home Care , Drew County      Click to request assistance
Mount Ida AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Visiting Nurses Agency of Western Arkansas Inc , Montgomery County      Click to request assistance
Mountain Home AR - Arkansas pain management -- Hospice of the Ozarks , Baxter County      Click to request assistance
Osceola AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Legacy Hospice , Mississippi County      Click to request assistance
Ozark AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Franklin County      Click to request assistance
Paris AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Logan County      Click to request assistance
Pine Bluff AR - Arkansas pain management -- Arkansas Hospice Pine Bluff , Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Pine Bluff AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Hospice Angels , Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Pine Bluff AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Hospice Home Care , Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Pine Bluff AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Southeast Arkansas Hospice , Jefferson County      Click to request assistance
Russellville AR - Arkansas pain management -- Arkansas Hospice Russellville , Pope County      Click to request assistance
Salem AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Legacy Hospice of North Arkansas , Fulton County      Click to request assistance
Searcy AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Hospice Home Care Inc , White County      Click to request assistance
Springdale AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Circle of Life Hospice , Washington County      Click to request assistance
Stephens AR - Arkansas pain management -- Ouachita County Medical Center Doctors Home Care & Hospice , Ouachita County      Click to request assistance
Waldron AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Scott County      Click to request assistance
Walnut Ridge AR - Arkansas care for dying -- Legacy Hospice Of North Arkansas , Lawrence County      Click to request assistance
West Memphis AR - Arkansas hospice care -- Arkansas Hospice , Crittenden County      Click to request assistance
West Memphis AR - Arkansas pain management -- Crittenden Regional Hospital Hospice , Crittenden County      Click to request assistance
Winslow AR - Arkansas palliative care -- Area Agency On Aging Home Health & Hospice , Washington County      Click to request assistance

 

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About Hospice Care

Note: Many families or their loved ones' doctors often wait too long to order hospice. Hospice is a very valuable service and should be ordered at an earlier stage of illness. Many doctors or family don't often consider hospice for Alzheimer's, degenerative old age or other debilitating illnesses where a person is going downhill fast. They should.

It is unfortunate that many people who died in a hospital emergency room or who received heroic treatments to prolong life in a hospital may have had the alternative of dying at home in familiar surroundings, with family or other loved ones at their side.

When someone is in crisis or appears to be going downhill fast but there really is no hope for recovery, family often call 911 and start a process which can result in great stress and great emotional discomfort. The loved one who is dying ends up in a hospital and may die there or be transferred to a nursing home where death eventually occurs.

When there is no longer hope for prolonging life, especially when this decision is made months in advance, hospice is usually a better alternative to other medical intervention.

Hospice is a form of palliative care for patients who are terminally ill. A commonly used definition for terminally ill patients is, "patients who have a progressive, incurable illness that will end in death despite good treatment, and who are sick enough that you would not be surprised if they died within six months."

Hospice care is a valuable service and is generally underused except for terminal cancer patients. Hospice allows for compassion and dignity in the process of dying. Most families wait too long to have their doctor prescribe hospice from Medicare. It should be considered at an earlier stage.

Hospice involves a team approach using the following providers.

  • Family caregivers;
  • The patient' s personal physician;
  • Hospice physician (or medical director);
  • Nurses;
  • Home health aides;
  • Social workers;
  • Clergy or other counselors;
  • Trained volunteers; and
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed.

The purpose of hospice is the following:

  • Manages the patient's pain and symptoms;
  • Assists the patient with the emotional and psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying;
  • Provides needed medications, medical supplies, and equipment;
  • Coaches the family on how to care for the patient;
  • Delivers special services like speech and physical therapy when needed;
  • Makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs respite time; and
  • Provides bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends.

A person can receive hospice from Medicare if he or she is

  • eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), and
  • the doctor and the hospice medical director certify that the person is terminally ill and probably has less than six months to live, and
  • the person or a family member signs a statement choosing hospice care instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for the terminal illness, and
  • care is received from a Medicare-approved hospice program.

A person may continue to receive regular Medicare benefits from his or her customary doctors for conditions not related to the hospice condition.

 
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