Our founder, Dr. Josefina Magno, was a pioneer in the 1970s. She understood that people living with serious illnesses needed substantial and sustained care. As a result of this innovation, there are currently more than 4,300 hospices nationwide, with Capital Caring being among the 10 largest, serving nearly 1,400 patients every day.
Hospice at Home
More than 98 percent of our patients receive their hospice care at home. Still, many people are surprised to learn that entering hospice care doesn’t necessarily mean moving out of your house. Every patient has different needs and our care plan is tailored to your circumstances, the reality of your medical condition and your personal preferences. Some patients continue to enjoy vacations away from home! Others prefer the relaxation and peace of mind that accompanies in-patient care at a hospice facility.
We provide holistic care in a patient’s home to help families with the ability to improve managing medical, emotional and spiritual needs. Everything is customized and coordinated for your benefit and for your family member through a team consisting of:
You and your family
Your personal physician
Capital Caring hospice physicians
Nurses with advanced training in hospice
Certified nurse aides to help with personal hygiene and light housekeeping
Licensed social workers
Capital Caring’s Tuck-In Call Program is a telephone-based outreach program to help ensure that our patients and families receive the highest quality care experience. Two to three times a week, trained Capital Caring volunteers call patients to inquire about a their health status, and to help ensure they have sufficient medications, equipment and supplies – an extra layer of support to patients and families.
Is the patient resting comfortably?
Are there any changes or symptoms to report to the care team?
Do you have all of the medications and supplies that you will need to get you through the weekend?
Is there anything else we can do to help you?
Do you have specific questions about hospice care? Visit our Hospice FAQ’s section or click the Ask Questions button below.