BurchCreek Hospice can provide care any facility. Facilities include assisted living (a facility that provides minimal personal care assistance throughout the day), nursing home or long term care facility (a facility that provides 24 hour nursing services in addition to personal care services), hospital, or inpatient hospice unit (much like a nursing home or long term care facility where nursing and personal care services are provided).
While a patient lives in a facility it is important to understand who pays for the stay in the facility. Assisted livings can be paid for through Medicaid funds or privately. Nursing home or hospital stays can be paid by Medicaid, privately, or the hospice agency under specific qualifications. The hospice agency will pay for the nursing home or hospital stay called General Inpatient if the patient is experiencing symptoms that cannot be managed at home such as pain or IV therapy. It is for short periods of time. If the primary caregiver requires a short period of respite the patient can be placed in a nursing home for 5 days which is paid for by the hospice agency.
The BurchCreek Hospice will continue to provide the same services that they would have provided in the home such as nursing, home health aides, and social worker.