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Services

thumbDepending on the individual circumstances of our patients and families, the Uni Care Hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT) may provide any combination of the following services:

  • Nursing Care. Registered nurses monitor your symptoms and medication, and help educate both you and your family about what’s happening. The nurse is also the link between you, your family, and the physician.
  • Social Services. A social worker supports and advises you and family members, and acts as your community advocate, making sure you have access to the resources you need.
  • Physician Services. Your doctor approves the plan of care and works with the hospice team. In hospice, the hospice medical director is available to the attending physician, patient, and hospice care team as a consultant and resource.
  • Spiritual Support and Counseling. Our chaplain is available to visit you and provide spiritual support at home. Your spirituality is unique to you and our role is to support and honor your faith traditions. We are available to help you explore what death means to you, resolve “unfinished business,” say goodbye to loved ones, and perform a specific religious ceremony or ritual, if desired.
  • Hospice Aides. Hospice aides provide personal care such as bathing, shaving, and nail care. They may also be available for light housekeeping and meal preparation.
  • Trained Volunteer Support. Caring volunteers have long been the backbone of hospice. They’re available to listen and offer you and your family compassionate support.
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies. These hospice specialists can help you develop new ways to perform tasks that may have become difficult due to illness, such as walking, dressing, or feeding yourself.
  • Respite Care. Respite care gives your family a break from the intensity of caregiving. Your brief inpatient stay in a hospice facility provides a “breather” for caregivers.
  • Inpatient Care. By the same token, even if you are being cared for at home, there may be times when you’ll need to be admitted to a hospital, extended-care facility, or a hospice inpatient facility. Sometimes medical intervention will be recommended to ease the dying process (for example, an IV drip with pain medication), requiring round-the-clock nursing care. Thus, a facility may be a better choice. Your hospice team will arrange for inpatient care, and remain involved in your treatment and with your family.
  • Bereavement Support. Bereavement is the time of mourning we all experience following a loss. The hospice care team will work with surviving family members to help them through the grieving process. Support may include a trained volunteer or counselor visiting your family at specific periods during the first year, as well as phone calls, letters, and support groups. The hospice will refer survivors to medical or other professional care if necessary.
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Uni Care Hospice is a California-licensed and Medicare-certified hospice provider, serving communities within San Diego County, Inland Empire and Imperial County.
Uni Care Hospice is an I.R.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Copyright © 2015 Uni Care Hospice. All rights reserved.