Meeting Your Needs

Every hospice experience is different, therefore there is no standard cookie cutter approach to hospice. At Prodigious Hospices LLC your goals are what will set the foundation for the care plan through the duration of your time on service. From the very first conversation our experienced and compassionate team will work directly with you and your family, this allows us a chance to get to know you and what is important to you. Since all hospices must follow the same Conditions of Participation, it is YOU that is the variable that we will tailor the program to. Prodigious Hospices LLC understands this journey can be difficult and strives to  assure your goals during this transition are met. 

 

Providing Support

We provide support based upon what the client identifies as needed support. From our first encounter onwards, we provide the support that the client feels is needed. Typical types of support seen in the hospice environment include:  

  • Spiritual Support
  • Emotional Support
  • Physician Oversight
  • Nursing Support
  • Certified Nurse Aide Support
  • Medical Social Worker Support
  • Symptom Management
  • Pain Control
  • Medication Management
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Assistance with Advance Directives
  • Assistance with Funeral Arrangements
  • Assistance with Range of Motion
  • Bereavement Support
  • Volunteer Support

Our ultimate goal is to have a proactive approach to the care and ensure that we are one step ahead. You and your family will be provided with everything you need and the knowledge needed to manage this difficult time. With the appropriate education and empowerment to implement the care plan, you and your family can focus on continuing to enjoy life and make this the best experience that can be had during this time.

How Hospice Works

Hospice is unique in that it is one of the few areas of care that a client may initiate the process by reaching out to an agency. It is also initiated by a physician referring to a hospice agency. Once an order is received the agency then will begin the evaluation process that leads to an admission. 

Hospice is a benefit that is usually covered 100% through insurance. In rare instances hospice may be paid for privately, but this is not the norm. The main payers for hospice include:

  • Medicare
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Private Insurance Plans that have a hospice benefit
  • Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Medicaid Replacements

Upon admission the client will receive two 90-day benefit periods and unlimited 60-day benefit periods. Prior to the third and each subsequent benefit period the hospice is responsible for ensuring a Physician or Nurse Practitioner goes out to the client's home and certifies that the client remains eligible for hospice services.  

While enrolled in the hospice program the agency will provide in-home visits from the core staff, durable medical equipment, incontinent supplies, and medications. All of which will be delivered or brought to the home. Hospice ensures that the client and family have all the resources brought to them. We are here to help, not add any additional complications to the situation.

Level of Care

Hospice is categorized into four different levels of care which directly identify where the services are being rendered and how intensive the care is. The client may change from one level to another throughout their hospice stay, or they may remain in a single level the entire time. Level of Care is dependent on the clients needs and medical necessity. The four levels are as follows:

  • Routine Care- Associated with a client that is in their home setting and receiving regular home visits based upon the care plan. There are usually one to two nursing visits and regular aide visits weekly. Chaplain and Social Workers also visit based upon the client's needs.
  • Inpatient Respite Care- To give the main caregiver a break to prevent burnout that is associated with caring for an individual around the clock. The hospice agency will pay to have the client stay at a Skilled Nursing Facility for five nights. 
  • Continuous Care- Around the clock home care in the case of a client being in such acute distress as the interventions are not sufficient to manage the symptoms. This is a rare event in the hospice environment as having a dedicated proactive approach ensures there are no significant episodes of distress that cannot be managed with the tools at hand. This level of care only lasts until acute distress symptoms have resolved and client has stabilized. 
  • General Inpatient Care-Takes place in a Hospital, Hospice Inpatient Facility, or Skilled Nursing Facility. This is a level of care where the client is in such acute distress that they cannot be transferred out of the hospital, or that they are unable to be managed in the home setting even with continuous home care being available. This level of care only lasts for a day or two until the client passes away, or has become stabilized enough to return to the home setting.

 

Service Area

Each hospice agency establishes and determines their own service area to provide hospice.

Prodigious Hospices LLC has a dedicated staff to provide hospice care to ensure we can meet your needs or your families needs. Whether your needs require attention at 2pm or 2am we will be there at any time to address your concerns and provide support. 

Proudly serving San Antonio and the following counties:

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Guadalupe
  • Kendall
  • Medina
  • Wilson

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