Services

Welcome

Abba Hospice Care Inc. offers a variety of short to long-term healthcare services to aide our clients during times of medical need. We have striven to offer the same high quality care that patients have come to expect from their local care facilities by offering a wide array of healthcare services in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. We welcome Physicians, Patients (and their relatives), and medical professionals to experience the relief of dealing with a centralized network of established medical professionals that offer the numerous therapeutic and medical services each patient may require; including skilled nursing, infusion therapy, hospice/palliative care and grief and loss counseling for patients and their loved ones.

You can be confident that our team of highly credentialed, carefully selected and screened staff will work with patients and their physicians to develop a plan of care that will respect and meet their individual needs, which may include: home health nurses / aides, medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.), medical supplies (bandages, catchers, etc.), physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, medical social workers, dietary counseling, chaplains and pharmacists and palliative care (for comfort / pain relief). We strive to provide a special kind of care and support for persons in the last phases of life-limited illness so that they may live as comfortable as possible. Our focus is controlling the patient’s pain and other physical symptoms of their illness while providing emotional and spiritual support for both the patients and their family. We help patients and families with end-of-life decision making, meeting life goals, enhancing family relationships and promoting comfort. Our staff can administer pain medications, provide nursing care, and offer emotional support. Before and after a death, emotional support is extended to caregivers, too. We also offer bereavement counseling for a year after death.

 

Skilled Nursing

Nursing and Nurse Practitioners

Hospice care encompasses a wide variety of health services. Our hospice team and nursing staff can assist patients by providing education on an existing or new diagnosis, monitoring and teaching about medications, addressing home safety issues, and teaching caregivers. Specialized services include: administration of pain medications, injections / IV infusions and IV care, venipunctures, home and portable Oxygen safety / management and maintenance, Bowel/Bladder training: including Foley Catheter care / maintenance, Enteral nutrition and training, Nasopharyngeal and Ostomy care (teaching and maintenance), nutrition and diet, pain management / relaxation and energy conservation.

 Certified Home Health - Hospice Aides

Certified Home Health / Hospice Aides

Home Health & Hospice Aides can often be a huge relief for many overwhelmed by difficulties that arise when dealing with terminal illness. Aides assist patients throughout their daily activities by assisting them with personal care and hygiene, skin / foot care, grooming, bathing, ambulation, exercise, and light housekeeping. Other responsibilities include meal preparation and feeding ambulations and transfers, grocery shopping and companionship.

 Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists assist patients whose mental abilities and / or motor skills have been impaired by normal aging, illness, developmental disability or injury. Individuals with life-threatening and life limiting illness often have difficulty participating in daily occupations because of decline in their motor, sensory, emotional, cognitive or communication skills. Occupational therapy practitioners assist patients in adaptation to environment and medical devices, and energy conservation. Therapists assist patients in identifying meaningful and purposeful daily life occupations that improve their quality of remaining life. Caregiver training in accessibility of objects or places in the environment and access to social tools and contacts is also a focus of therapists.

 Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapists provide assistance to patients suffering from chronic pulmonary diseases. Therapists also assist patients with aerosol therapy, oxygen and other home healthcare equipment and setups of said equipment such as ventilators (invasive/noninvasive) and monitors (i.e. nocturnal Oxygen saturation monitors). Therapists can also train caregivers in how to assist and monitor patients.

 Medical Social Work

Medical Social Work

Medical Social Workers assist patients and their families adjust to emotional and social changes associated with their medical condition. Social workers also assist patients in obtaining the resources offered by their community designed to assist them in their home and neighborhood such as home-delivered meals or transportation.

Grief Services

Grief Support Services

Hospice care includes the care for the “whole person” which includes physical, emotional and social / spiritual needs which includes grief support to help patients and their loved ones make it through the difficult times of terminal illness and death. It can be difficult at times to find people who are willing or able to listen and support us during times of grief. Patients and their loved ones have the option of seeking private non-judgmental grief and loss counseling (in-addition to their existing support system) from our especially trained staff and counselors. This includes private grief / loss supports visits to your home, in-office or by phone. We also offer written and online materials specific to your needs and referrals to local support groups and counseling.

Respite Care

Respite care

Respite services can give caregivers (like family / loved ones) a chance to rest and take care of tasks outside of patient needs. Patients can receive respite care in a Medicare-approved facility (like a hospice inpatient facility, hospital or nursing home). Our hospice trained staff can arrange this type of service for you. Patients can sometimes stay up to 5 days each time they receive respite care. Please note that though respire care can be received more than once, it can only be provided on an occasional basis.

Grief Services

Clergy, Chaplain & Bereavement Counsellor Services

In pursuit of accomplishing the care for the “whole person” Abba Hospice Care, Inc. can also provide spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families. Our professional Clergy, Chaplains and Bereavement Counsellors make spiritual assessments of patients, taking into account mental, emotional, physical and spiritual stresses affecting patients and their families, and respond with appropriate counseling and care. Other services include bereavement / memorial services and phone calls to family members upon the death of a patient.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Please don’t hesitate to call and ask any questions:

Abba Hospice Care Inc. can assist patients with many other healthcare services. We encourage you to contact our team of medical professionals to discuss your individual needs and concerns by calling our toll free number at (800) 813-0388. We strive to provide a special kind of care and support for persons in the last phases of life-limited illness so that they may live as comfortable as possible. Our focus is controlling the patient’s pain and other physical symptoms of their illness while providing emotional and spiritual support for both the patients and their family. We help patients and families with end-of-life decision making, meeting life goals, enhancing family relationships and promoting comfort. Our staff can administer pain medications, provide nursing care, and offer emotional support. Before and after a death, emotional support is extended to caregivers, too. We also offer bereavement counseling for a year after death.

Here are some important facts about hospice:

  • • Hospice helps people who are terminally ill live comfortably.
  • • Hospice isn’t only for people with cancer.
  • • The focus is on comfort, not on curing an illness.
  • • A specially trained team of professionals and caregivers
    provide care for the “whole person,” including physical,
    emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
  • • Services typically include physical care, counseling, drugs,
    equipment, and supplies for the terminal illness and related
    conditions.
  • • Care generally is provided in the home.
  • • Family caregivers can get support.
Doctor Certification

Speak to your primary care or hospice physician about hospice or respite services.

Any person under the care of a licensed physician/doctor who certifies that he or she is terminally ill (with a life expectancy of 6 months or less) and accepts palliative care (for comfort) instead of care to cure their illness and who signs a statement choosing hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered treatments for their terminal illness and related conditions usually qualifies to get hospice care.

You can also call our Toll-Free Information Phone Number for assistance: 1-800-813-0388

 
 
 
 
Please note that only your hospice doctor and your regular doctor (if you have one) can certify that you’re terminally ill and have 6 months or less to live. Please feel free to call us anytime if you have any questions regarding hospice services. You can also see Medicare.gov for more resources regarding Hospice and Respite care.