Defining Quality In-Home Care in Dayton, OH
Making the decision to seek hospice care for a friend or family member is not an easy thing to do. However, with the support of the right hospice
Types of Hospice Support
There are four levels of hospice care that a Medicare-certified hospice provider must offer: routine home care, continuous care, respite care and general inpatient care. We strive to offer a patient-centric experience in all of these hospice levels, and the level that’s right for your loved one will depend on their needs.
Routine Home Hospice Care
The most common level of hospice care is routine home care, which is provided wherever the patient calls home. Visits from our team can be scheduled ahead of time or happen on an as-needed basis with on-call visits. Patient needs are met through visits up to 7 days a week, allowing us to manage your loved one’s symptoms and avoid crises.
During routine home care visits, we make our patient’s comfort our top priority. For most people, spending time at their home is far more comfortable than spending time at the hospital, so we strive to keep hospice patients home as much as possible. We purposefully staff our Dayton, Ohio program in a way that allows us to increase visit frequencies when clinically necessary. We aim to provide the best hospice care in the Dayton, Ohio area by spending time at bedside with patients as well as communicating frequently and effectively with patients and their families.
Knowing that needs can arise at any time, we have a 24-hour call line with a Nurse Manager and team of field staff. This specialized on-call team is available to provide patients with quality help at any time of day or night as well as after hours, on weekends, and during holidays.
Continuous Hospice Care
Another form of hospice care is continuous care. When a patient’s symptoms are not being controlled through routine visits, temporary or short-term care and support can be provided at the patient’s Dayton, Ohio area home. With continuous care, nurses or nursing aids are staffed at the hospice patient’s bedside for up to 24 hours per day. This gives our team the ability to monitor your loved one and be able to act quickly should symptoms persist. As part of continuous care, nurses remain in contact with physicians and RN Case Managers to communicate and address changes in a patient’s condition.
Patients deserve to have dignity and comfort, and our Dayton hospice team works hard to make this happen. By keeping our hospice caseloads low and our team appropriately staffed, we provide top-notch hospice care for patients and support for their families.
Continuous care provides the level of services and support Ohio patients and families need to feel comfortable in their homes during crises. By keeping our staff bedside, we’re able to clinically maintain the patient’s comfort and provide emotional support for the family. This creates a safe setting where families can spend quality time with their loved ones.
Why Choose In-Home Hospice Care
In-home hospice care provides a number of benefits for patients and families. For patients in the Dayton area, getting to stay in their homes rather than a hospital gives them a familiar, comfortable, and peaceful environment. Depending on the level of hospice care being given, our staff is available for up to 24 hours per day, ensuring the patient has access to the care and support services they need and deserve in a timely manner.
Ohio families get assistance in providing hospice care as well as giving peace of mind knowing that their loved one is comfortable. Families can also take comfort in the fact that Day City Hospice is just a phone call away if help is ever needed.
What to Consider When Choosing In-Home Care in the Dayton, Ohio Area
When choosing hospice, consider a local Dayton, Ohio area organization that keeps their team sufficiently staffed in order to provide the care and attention your loved one deserves. Look for a staff that can be reached 24/7 with quick responses to admissions and emergencies. Day City Hospice promises all of these things. Contact us to learn more about in-home hospice care and our other support services (including palliative care).
This team was awesome! I have had experience with another hospice group and there is no comparison. Day city went above and beyond.
Helen F. Dipietro
Thank you for so much kindness. Everyone was amazing and so loving with us at the end of my mother’s life. I cannot thank you enough
Alberta J. Snyder
I appreciate the care my sister received from your team. I thank you for all your support.