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Levels of Care

Routine Home Care is provided in a residential setting.  Hospice services are ordered by a physician, and the frequency and intensity of care is provided according to the needs identified in the patient’s care plan.

General Inpatient Care is provided in an approved hospital or skilled nursing facility.  It is generally short in duration, and used when a patient’s symptoms cannot be managed in a residential setting.

Respite Care provides short-term relief to a patient’s primary caregiver by transferring the patient to a Hospice inpatient unit, hospital or skilled facility for up to five days.

Continuous Care is provided in a residential setting when the patient’s symptoms cannot be managed with routine care. This level of continuous care is predominantly nursing care to achieve palliation of symptoms and may be initiated to prevent transfer to an inpatient setting.

Living Care Hospice does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.  For further information about this policy, contact: our Section 504 Coordinator at our toll free number; 866.526.7946