Homecare & Hospice: DispatchHealth Is Partnering to Make a Difference

Homecare & Hospice: DispatchHealth Is Partnering to Make a Difference 

At DispatchHealth, we believe that home is where your health is™, and we’re pleased to offer our mobile healthcare services to patients who are receiving hospice care at home. Our services help not only the patients themselves but also their family members and loved ones who are administering care. 

How We Help Hospice Patients 

Although some hospice patients are able to leave their homes, many find that their condition makes it difficult or even impossible for them to do so. If that’s the case for your loved one, DispatchHealth is here to help—we partner with hospice and palliative care providers to treat acute exacerbations of underlying illnesses in patients’ own homes, helping to maintain their comfort and preserve dignity. 

How We Help Family Members 

It can be incredibly stressful to have one of your loved ones enter into hospice care. Not only do you have to cope with feelings of anticipatory grief, but it can be stressful coordinating care. DispatchHealth’s in-home treatment services can help take some of the burdens off of your shoulders. Rather than having to get your loved one ready to leave the house, transporting them to a brick-and-mortar facility, and waiting with them to be seen, you can relax and spend time with them in the comfort of their own home. 

How to Request a Visit 

If you’d like to request care for a loved one who’s in hospice, contact DispatchHealth today by calling us, downloading our mobile app, or visiting our website. You don’t need to worry about going through a lengthy registration process beforehand. Once you’ve told us a little bit about your loved one’s condition and the type of care that he or she requires, we’ll arrange a visit.

Our mobile team—which will consist of a medical technician and either a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant, with an ER physician available by phone—will arrive within just a few hours, bringing along a medical kit containing almost all of the tools and technologies typically found in an ER. We even travel with a mobile certified laboratory that enables us to produce on-scene results. We’ll get to work on administering the care that your loved one needs, and once the visit is completed, we’ll call in any necessary prescriptions, update your loved one’s doctors so that everyone remains in the loop, and handle billing with your loved one’s insurance company.
 

If you have any questions about the types of services that DispatchHealth offers or the benefits we can provide for hospice patients and their families, contact us today.
 

* Please note: For life-threatening and time-sensitive injuries and illnesses, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. DispatchHealth shouldn’t be used in a life-threatening emergency and doesn’t replace a primary care provider. 

Sources 

DispatchHealth relies only on authoritative sources, including medical associations, research institutions, and peer-reviewed medical studies.
 

Sources referenced in this article:
 

  1. https://hospicefoundation.org/Hospice-Care/Hospice-Services  
  1. https://www.hrrv.org/blog/anticipatory-grief-understanding-grief-before-a-death/