Patients and Caregivers

Patients and Caregivers

The goal of hospice is to minimize the pain and discomfort, and maintain or improve quality of life of someone with a terminal illness — while offering guidance and support to patients and family members. The typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, with most receiving care at home.

The specially trained staff at Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd is skilled in providing hospice care for all ages, including children. Our team of trained professionals, includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Aides
  • Chaplain/spiritual support
  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Volunteers

Patients usually are referred to hospice by the primary physician. Family members, friends, clergy or other health professionals may also refer patients to hospice. Call 706.509.3200 or 800.324.1078 for more information.

Services Offered

  • Hospice care for all ages, including children
  • Inpatient and respite services at three hospitals
  • Delivery of medication, medical supplies and medical equipment to patient homes
  • Care in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities
  • Home care and support provided by a team of specially trained registered nurses, caregivers, physicians, social workers and volunteers
  • Pain control
  • Symptom management
  • On-call nurses and social workers available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Home health aides to assist with bathing and other personal care needs
  • Home visits by social workers to provide counseling and assistance
  • Spiritual support that is respectful of personal faith and beliefs
  • Physicians who make home visits
  • Grief support for family members and loved ones
  • Support for the entire family
  • Pet therapy

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patients are encouraged to know their rights and take an active role in their health care. The Heyman HospiceCare Patient Rights and Responsibilities notification provides details about patient rights and responsibilities.

Contact

For more information about Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd, including questions about referrals and services provided, call 706.509.3200 or 800.324.1078.


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