• 24 Hours On Call Availability
• Nurse Visits
• Home-Aid Visits
• Chaplain Visits
• Social Worker
• Cumberland House 6 Room Inpatient/Respite Facility
Support from an integrated team of medical professionals, social and spiritual experts and dedicated volunteers all help manage symptoms and provide a better quality of life for all involved.
There are four levels of hospice care. The level of care provided is based upon you or your loved one’s individual needs in the setting that is most appropriate and comfortable.
This level of care is provided in the patient’s place of residence – in your private home, an assisted living community, a skilled nursing or long-term care facility, or another residential setting. Under routine care, you receive regular visits from members of your care team, based upon your specific needs. As your needs change, team members adjust their visits to accommodate these changes and ensure optimal care.
If you experience acute symptoms that cannot be safely managed in your home/residential setting and requiring skilled nursing interventions, you may require a higher level of care called General Inpatient (GIP) care. GIP care is provided in a skilled nursing facility, a hospital, or a hospice inpatient unit such as our Cumberland House. Once symptoms are under control, you may return to your home under the routine level of care.
Many patients have their own caregivers. If your caregiver needs a rest from their care giving responsibilities, respite care may be available. Under respite care you can stay in our Respite/ Inpatient Facility up to five days at no cost or cost to your family.
Sometimes a medical crisis occurs that needs close attention. When this happens, skilled care may be brought into your home for up to 24 hours to possibly avert the need for a hospital visit. When the crisis is over, you can return to routine care.
Reference: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.