When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and Hospice Care is recommended, it is important to choose the right Hospice Care provider that will best suit your needs. This article will break down all the factors that go into finding the best Hospice Care provider for you.
The Joint Commission is a US-based non-profit organization that approves and accredits more than 21,000 US Health Care organizations and programs. An accreditation by the Joint Commission will certify that the Hospice Care provider you are looking into has the medial team and resources necessary to provide up-to-standard care for your loved one.
Many Hospice Care providers offer the same services and resources for many patients. Therefore we recommend that you conduct interviews with the Hospice Care institutions that you are considering and make sure that both parties (you and the institution) are in understanding of what the patient at hand needs. Narrow down the institutions that you are most comfortable with, and go from there.
Consider what is important to you and your loved one
Choosing an institution that will place your loved ones’ needs as top priority is key. Making sure that you have a connections (or chemistry) with the representative from the institutions you are considering is a great way of doing so. Once you have narrowed your options to just a few institutions, take your time and choose the one that you feel will best suit your needs.
Ask for more
A great way of knowing whether an institution will go above and beyond to take care of your loved one is asking for certain things that require more resources than an average patient requires. If you feel that the institution is willing and happy to provide more resources to make sure your loved one will have have optimal symptom relief, then you can feel comfortable considering that particular institution.
At Green Meadows Hospice & Home Health Care, our patients are our top priority. Being accredited by the Joint Commission, we have the resources necessary to take care of your loved one and provide the best care possible. To learn more about our Hospice Care or to schedule a free consultation, call (866) 838-2055 or contact us online.