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Services Available


The Indiana State Department of Health, Acute Care Division tracks services that can be provided by a hospice. Availability is identified as either "Yes" or "No". A "No" indicates that the service is not provided by the hospice. A "Yes" indicates that the hospice provides the service, but it may not be available in all counties served by this agency. The following categories and descriptions are provided on every Consumer Report.

Service

Description

Physician Services

A Medical Director has the overall responsibility of general medical needs of the patient and the professional management of the hospice patient's care related to the terminal illness.

Nursing Services Provides the skilled nursing services according to the plan of care.
Medical Social Services Offers evaluation and counseling on social and emotional factors with patient and family members.
Counseling Services Works with patient and family members on dietary, spiritual, or bereavement advice.
Physical Therapy Works to restore the mobility and strength of patients who are limited or disabled by physical injuries.
Occupational Therapy Works with individuals who have physical, developmental, social, or emotional problems that prevent them from performing activities of daily living.

Speech-Language Pathology

Work to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders.

Home Health Aide

Nonprofessional performing hospice services that are delegated by a nurse or therapist.

Homemaker

Assistance with activities of daily living.

Medical Supplies

Provides the drugs and biologicals as needed for the palliation and management for terminal illness, and ensure safety in the home setting.

Short Term Inpatient Care

Inpatient care for pain control, symptom management and respite purposes.

Other

Hospice may offer other services.

 

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