Eleos Hospice Care is the leader in providing the most progressive and innovative hospice care in Northeast Indiana. Eleos Hospice operates under a philosophy of care that is comprehensive in support to patients and their families. With the highest skilled clinicians, a progressive approach to 24/7 care, innovative technological solutions, and a focus on compassion – care – respect, Eleos is dedicated to providing exceptional care in our community.
Hospice care is designed to give supportive care to people in the final phase of a terminal illness enabling the ability to focus on comfort and quality of life, rather than a cure. The goal is to enable each patient to be comfortable and free of pain so that they live each day as full as possible. The philosophy of hospice care is to provide support for the patient’s emotional, social and spiritual needs, as well as medical symptoms as part of treating the whole person.
The 4 Levels Of Hospice Care
Routine Hospice Care
This is the most common level of care under hospice. This includes weekly case manager visits, home health aide visits (if elected by the patient), social worker monthly visit and spiritual care visits (if elected by the patient). All DME, medications related to terminal illness, medical supplies and other patient elected services including massage and music therapy.
Continuous Home Care
This is designed to honor a patient’s wish to remain at home by providing the care needed to control the patient’s symptoms and alleviate the crisis. A patient qualifies for this level of care when they are experiencing an acute symptom that cannot be managed by the primary caregivers. This is a higher level of care where a clinician is present at the home more than 8 hours per day per Medicare guidelines.
General Inpatient Care
This level of care is provided to a patient for pain control or symptom management which is provided in an inpatient facility (hospital or skilled nursing facility) that cannot be managed in other settings. This is a higher level of care which include daily clinical visits and facility oversight. This care is intended to be short term.
This level of care is a short term relief for in home hospice caregivers. This allows the caregiver to rest and recover from the demands of daily in home care. The Medicare benefit covers patient transport to a Medicare-approved skilled nursing facility or hospital for five consecutive days monthly.