Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. provides care to eligible patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, as well as in hospitals as needed. We come to you where you are.
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. is responsible for meeting all of its patient’s needs related to the terminal or life limiting diagnosis under which they are admitted. We offer an individualized plan of care based on each person’s needs and utilize our comprehensive services to manage any symptoms or complications that may arise. This includes clinical areas such as nursing services, medications, medical supplies, durable medical equipment, as well as social, emotional and spiritual support necessary to promote and maintain the highest quality of life. Services not related to the terminal or life limiting diagnosis will continue to be provided as they were previously.
Members of Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. interdisciplinary team will visit the patient and family as often as needed. The frequency and focus of the visits is based on the identifiable needs of the patient and caregiver in the plan of care. Visits can be as often as daily, with a minimum of one visit every week.
Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the needs of its patients. We offer an individualized plan of care based on each person’s needs and utilize our comprehensive services to manage any symptoms or complications that may arise. If continuous care is indicated or necessary, such as in a medical crisis, care will be provided to meet these needs.
We always have nurses available by phone to answer your questions or address any concerns and make emergency visits when needed.
Our After-Hours Care nurses have access to your medical records and are trained to assess situations and make recommendations.
Hospice patients can have sudden changes in condition such as increased pain, changes in mental status (confusion), decrease in level of consciousness, increased anxiety, restlessness, and breathing changes. A member of Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. should always be called first if there is a concern with a change in condition. A nurse is always available to help with the situation and with treatment as needed upon assessment of the change.
A patient or caregiver may choose to discontinue hospice services at any time. If you choose to discontinue hospice services, you will still be able to use hospice at a later date if so desired. Also, there are times when a terminally ill patient’s terminal disease process improves or enters the remission stage. If this were to occur, your doctor may feel that you are no longer medically eligible for hospice. If your condition improves, you will be discharged from the program; however, you can always qualify for hospice again at a later date.