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Hospice Services

Hospice Services Angleton TexasSKILLED NURSING

Skilled nursing care is health care given when a person needs skilled nursing staff (registered nurse (RN) to manage, observe, and evaluate care.

HOME HEALTH AIDES

The services of a home health aide are rendered in conjunction with skilled home health care services provided by a registered or licensed practical nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech therapist. Home Health Aides mainly assist patients with activities of daily living (ADL's) which may include:
  • Toileting
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Exercising
  • Routine Hair/Skin Care
  • Vital Signs
  • Safe Transfers
  • Catheter Bag Changes

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Social workers may assist clients in accessing the services that are available to them based on their insurance, and in learning what community resources exist. They may also facilitate the referral process, and provide counseling and patient advocacy.

NUTRITION THERAPY

Nutritionists and registered dieticians may educate clients on their nutritional needs, and on how to go about attaining them.

HOME MAKER SERVICES

  • Meal Preparation
  • Shopping/Errands
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Medication Reminders

HOSPICE CRISIS CARE

Patients are offered continuous or "crisis" care in times of distress, for symptom control or when death with complications is imminent. Medicare regulates crisis care and certain criteria must be met.
A period of crisis is a period in which the individual requires continuous care to achieve palliation [relief from the symptoms] or management of acute medical symptoms." Continuous care constitutes 8 or more hours of continuous nursing care provided in a day, with at least 50% of that nursing care directly provided by an LVN or an RN

BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

The death of a loved one can be overwhelming and everybody differs in coping styles. While grief is natural and expected after a significant loss, defining a "normal" grief process is never an easy task. The hospice bereavement program is designed to help define that process and help healing and adjustment take place

HOSPICE CHAPLAINS

IPH Hospice Care Spiritual Care staff support patients and their families in addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of people at the end of life. Our chaplains work with each patient based on their personal spirituality, IPH is not religious specific. We respect each individual and assist the families as they work through these spiritual issues.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

IPH Hospice Care volunteers can serve in a variety of positions. They may choose to volunteer their time with one of our Hospice patients, help with special projects or assist in the office area. Our volunteers decide where they would like to use their talents and determine their own volunteer hours. If you think being an IPH Hospice Volunteer is something in which you are interested, please complete the form under the contact us tab.