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Homecare & Hospice-what are the differences?

Hospice is a specific type of palliative care for people who have six months or less to live.  Hospice care means the focus is on comfort, not cure.  Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a terminal illness.  Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a loved during this time. 

Home care services, on the other hand, are generally focused on patient rehabilitation and traditional medical management.  The goal of homecare is to treat an illness or injury in order to help the patient get better, regain their independence and become as self-sufficient as possible.

Hospice covers medications related to the terminal illness and symptoms, where home health usually does not cover medications.  Hospice covers usual and customary medical supplies and equipment such as beds, commodes, walkers and wheelchairs.  Home care patients would normally have to qualify for the equipment and supplies.  With Hospice, the patient does not have to be home bound, where in homecare, they do. 

Chisholm Trail Hospice is a not-for-profit hospice, meaning we provide care for all persons who meet criteria, regardless of health care coverage or the lack of coverage.

Services offered by Chisholm Trail Hospice of Duncan Regional Hospital:
• Pain and symptom management
• Medical equipment
• Emotional and spiritual support
• Patient and family education/counseling
• Personal care assistance with bathing and light housekeeping
• Volunteer respite and companionship
• Community grief support
• Bereavement support
• Home visits by medical director
• Nurse on call 24 hours a day
• Medication assistance
• Daily nurse visits if needed
• Services in the home, nursing home, assisted living or hospital

Chisholm Trail Hospice is a non-profit hospice, offering services in the patient’s home, nursing home, long-term care facility or hospital.  Chisholm Trail Hospice exists in the hope and belief that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring community sensitive to their needs, patients and their families may be free to obtain a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory.  

For more information call (580)251-8764.

Services offered by HomeCare of Duncan Regional Hospital:

• Wound care for pressure sores or surgical wounds
• Physical and occupational therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Patient and caregiver education
• Intravenous or nutrition therapy
• Injections
• Monitoring serious illness and unstable health status
• Help with basic daily activities like getting in and out of bed, dressing, bathing, eating, and using the bathroom
• Help with light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, and cooking for the patient
• The staff at Duncan Regional Hospital’s HomeCare has dedicated their careers to keeping patients in the most productive environment for healing-in their own homes. Their goal is to provide high-quality care at home that considers the total well-being and dignity of each individual they serve.
• If you are under the care of a physician, have difficulty leaving home, or need occasional visits from a healthcare professional, call DRH HomeCare at (580) 251-8752.  A team of professionals with extensive training in home care will work with your physician to design and provide a program that meets your specific needs.
• Home care services are covered by: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay & Most Private Insurances.

The staff at Duncan Regional Hospital’s HomeCare has dedicated their careers to keeping patients in the most productive environment for healing-in their own homes.  Their goal is to provide high-quality care at home that considers the total well-being and dignity of each individual they serve.

If you are under the care of a physician, have difficulty leaving home, or need occasional visits from a healthcare professional, call DRH HomeCare at (580) 251-8752.  A team of professionals with extensive training in home care will work with your physician to design and provide a program that meets your specific needs.

Home care services are covered by: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay & Most Private Insurances.