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Care & Support Services

When you choose Sanford Hospice, you are choosing experts in care. Our specially trained hospice team works together to seamlessly provide care for you and your family. Our team is specially trained to provide personalized pain and symptom management, grief support, and education. Our strengths as a team are the personal, caring touch the team provides to the patients.

By choosing a Sanford Hospice facility, patients find comfort in their hospital care team remaining the same with additional expert resources. Sanford Hospice has a specially trained team of experts working together to provide personalized care for patients and their families. The team provides compassionate patient care through their advanced training in personalized pain and symptom management, grief support and education.

Routine hospice care is the most common level of hospice care in which an individual chooses to receive residential hospice care. This may include a private residence, assisted living or skilled nursing facility.

General inpatient care
 provides care for pain control or other acute symptom management that cannot practically be administered in another setting. Inpatient care is used when symptom management requires an additional level of care. It can be provided in a Medicare-certified hospital, inpatient hospice facility or skilled nursing facility with registered nursing for direct patient care available 24 hours a day.

Continuous home care
 is provided for between eight and 24 hours a day to manage pain and other acute medical symptoms. Services include nursing care along with caregiver and hospice aide services and are delivered where ever patient calls home

Inpatient respite care
 is available to temporarily relieve a patient’s primary caregiver. It can be provided in a hospital, hospice facility or long-term care facility with 24-hour nursing to meet patient needs. Respite care is furnished for a maximum of five consecutive days per month.

Hospice patients may be admitted at any level of care. Illness progression may require a change in the level of care. We will help transfer a patient to inpatient care if necessary for pain and symptom management.