Our four hospice houses are licensed for inpatient care. This acute level of skilled nursing was previously only provided in a hospital, but can now be administered in the comforting atmosphere of our hospice houses.
Patients who require pain or symptom management receive 24-hour care until their condition stabilizes. Each situation is assessed individually to determine the appropriate level of care. When symptoms are under control, some patients may return to their former home, if appropriate.
Each house is staffed by RNs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All rooms are private, and some offer comfortable suites to accommodate family and friends.
Just as they receive at home, each patient has the benefit of a nurse, family support counselor, certified nursing assistant, chaplain and often a volunteer to help support both the patient and the family. Medical oversight is provided by the patient's physician and/or the Hospice Medical Directors.
The Ted & Diane Brandley House, The Legacy House, Sylvia's House and Estelle's House, are all state-of-the-art, world-class inpatient facilities which provide the most comprehensive care program available. Patients will feel comfortable while receiving professional care in a home-like atmosphere. Family members and friends are encouraged to visit frequently with no visiting hour restrictions. The patient's physician remains in charge of care as primary physician and member of the care team. Hospice of Marion County has full-time Board Certified physicians who may also serve as attending physicians.
Our four Hospice Houses include:
Across the Miles
Thanks to free computer access at all our
hospice houses, this patient can communicate
“live” to her brother in California.
For inpatient services, no room and board fee is required of patients, as the cost is a covered benefit under Medicare and Medicaid. For routine care, the rate is calculated on a sliding scale based on the patient's ability to pay (bank statements and previous tax return documentation).