Hospice Care at Home
Home-based hospice care is a comforting option for patients, whether they live in a private residence or senior home. Masonicare’s gentle, experienced hospice nurse practitioners and caregivers can come to you with advanced techniques to ease pain and soothe emotional distress. It’s a compassionate approach that keeps patients in familiar surroundings during their remaining days.
What is Home-based Hospice Care?
It’s an option for many seriously ill patients who have an in-home caregiver. Hospice services delivered at home provide comprehensive medical, emotional, social, and spiritual support for the patient, caregiver, and entire family. The goal is to ease the patient’s distressing symptoms and pain, while enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.
Whom We Help
Any adult with a life-limiting illness.
What to Expect
Masonicare in Connecticut offers professional guidance and support from an interdisciplinary team skilled at helping families cope with the many issues that arise at the end of life. They counsel the patient, caregiver, and family on important decisions; chief among them, whether home-based hospice care makes sense, and how best to manage pain. Families also have the support of caring volunteers, who can perform household tasks, support patients and families, or simply hold a hand or listen.
The Masonicare Difference
Masonicare has over a century of experience helping patients maintain quality of life. Our specially trained hospice nurse practitioners and caregivers continually adopt the latest care techniques and newest drug therapies to help patients remain pain free and maintain dignity and lucidity right to the end of life.
Home-based Hospice Services
- Expert assistance from an interdisciplinary team consisting of a medical director, registered nurses, a medical social worker, a bereavement team, spiritual counselors, trained volunteers and home-care aides.
- Professional guidance regarding medical, financial and community services.
- Emotional and coping counseling and support for both the patient and family members, including parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings, children, and other relatives.
- Coordinated home health care with the patient’s physicians and other service providers.
- Complementary services including therapeutic massage, expressive art activities, music therapy, pet visits, and expressive puppetry.