What differentiates Homestead Hospice from other hospice agencies?
Homestead Hospice offers several programs and services that are truly unique. We provide transitional care for when a hospice patient has been discharged from the hospital back into their home. A Homestead certified nursing assistant (CNA) will meet the patient where they live and stay with them for several hours until they are settled in and comfortable. Most return hospital visits normally happen within the first 24 hours of being discharged. Homestead’s transitional care is a program to make sure the patient, caregiver and or family is comfortable within the care setting.
Homestead’s Complete Crisis Care is another stand out program. During the first week of admission, a Homestead RN will assess the patient for possible disease related symptoms. Using Homestead’s exclusive Anticipatory Symptom Assessment Pathway, a RN will go over with the caregiver possible symptoms that may occur with their loved one. Homestead’s Anticipatory Symptom Assessment Pathway outlines the symptoms to watch for and what they should do until Homestead arrives. This can provide a peace of mind for the caregiver knowing what to be aware of and what they can do to help with their loved one’s comfort.
What inspires Homestead’s staff daily?
Knowing that we have a very special role in a person’s final journey in life is rewarding. Providing comfort to the patient and their family during a crisis situation is what Homestead is all about. You can count on us to be there for life’s final journey.
How does Homestead give back to the Columbia community?
Besides having volunteers who assist with various programs throughout our community, Homestead has several community outreach programs. One of our new initiatives is called Sweet Dreams. Our office is collecting donations of new PJs and books, ages infant to 12 years, to donate to a local women’s shelter.