We all want our loved ones to have comfortable and sustained care when they enter the final stages of their illnesses. A specialized form of medical attention, hospice is known for improving the quality of life and meeting the wishes of patients who are nearing the end. Hospice provides these patients with emotional and physical support to make their time as comfortable as possible.
Capital Caring Health’s staff of nurses, health-home aides, social workers, supervising physicians, and nurse practitioners work diligently and compassionately to support hospice patients and their families to see through this difficult time.
You can access Capital Caring Health’s hospice care in Virginia at any of our locations within the state, including in Alexandria, Arlington, and Richmond. We can also deliver our hospice services directly to our patients in their homes. Learn more below about what you can expect about hospice care with Capital Caring Health.
When Do You Need Hospice Care?
Hospice care supports individuals who are nearing the ends of their lives. It aims to furnish patients with multidisciplinary treatment that eases pain instead of attempting to cure the underlying illness.
Patients can be in hospice for months if needed; it all depends on the patient’s specific situation. Research shows families become more assured and satisfied when their loved one is in hospice. This is because hospice ensures people are comfortable and ready for the next phase of their life journey.
Health conditions and illnesses that may require hospice care include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Liver disease
- Kidney failure
- Lung disease
- Neurological concerns
Hospice respects the wishes of patients and their families so that the most important people in this situation, the patients, can focus on what is significant to them during this stage of their lives. Patients can pass on with a sense of dignity and peace of mind, knowing they have a specialized plan in place to guide them.
Receiving Hospice Care
At Capital Caring Health, we recognize that no two patients are the same. Given that reality, our staff works round-the-clock and provides on-call-support to accommodate whatever a patient or family might need. Whether your loved ones require hospice care services in one of our Virginia facilities or in the comfort of their homes, we will work with you. Patients deserve to have what they want during this phase of their lives, and we aim to assist them with that.
It is also important to mention that we recognize that a patient’s health can deteriorate even while in hospice care. Patients can experience shortness of breath, long periods of fatigue, and other life-limiting symptoms. Capital Caring Health’s team-oriented physicians address any additional health concerns that arise during a patient’s time in our hospice care.
To that end, we provide “tuck-in” calls two to three times a week to check up on our patients’ health. The Capital Caring Health Point of Hope team is also available for counseling support for patients and family members who need it.
Dedicated Hospice Care in Virginia
Struggling with the pain of advanced illness is challenging. With hospice care in Virginia from Capital Caring Health, patients receive the courteous and compassionate treatment they require to see through this final phase. We have locations all over Virginia, including in Alexandria, Arlington, and Manassas.
Contact us to request a free evaluation from a hospice specialist to see if hospice is the right option for your loved ones.