Our CARE Program (Connecting Appropriate Resources and Education) is designed to provide support to individuals of all ages with a serious, life-limiting illness. The CARE Program is for those who are not yet appropriate for hospice, seeking curative treatment. Our CARE Coordinators are specially trained to assist patients and their family in finding appropriate resources that will help enhance their quality of life. We will come, at no charge, to your home, assisted living facility, nursing home, or wherever it is you call home. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also, anyone can refer to the CARE Program (e.g., friend, family, faith-based leader, physician, caregiver, etc.).
The CARE Program provides assistance with the following:
• Discussion to determine your needs and what is most important to you.
• Connection to community resources, services, or helpful programs.
• Education about your illness and what comes next.
• Continuous follow up to monitor your changing needs and offer referrals to appropriate resources.
• Advance care planning.
How does the CARE Program and hospice differ?
The Care Program is for those who may have a longer life expectancy and are still seeking curative treatment for an illness. Our CARE Coordinators will provide regular follow up to monitor the changing needs and offer support, but not direct patient care.
Hospice patients have a six-month prognosis and are no longer seeking active curative treatment. Hospice patients are provided with direct patient care as well as medications and medical equipment related to the diagnosis.