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Providing Compassionate Hospice Care in Acadiana
Local to Acadiana, HOPE Hospice was created by an experienced group of healthcare professionals who are passionate and determined to make a difference in the lives of those touched by advanced illness. As a leader in quality and innovation, HOPE Healthcare and Hospice will strive for every end-of-life experience to be patient-centered, based on individual choice, full of comfort and compassion, and always eased by HOPE. We are here to help you and your family create new memories and revisit old ones, all with peace of mind knowing the best care available is being provided.
The extensively trained healthcare professionals and support staff at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice are your local comprehensive hospice authority. HOPE provides routine home care, general inpatient care, continuous home care, and respite care.
- Nursing and physician services
- Medical social services
- Home health aide services
- Counseling services (pastoral, spiritual, bereavement, dietary, and others as necessary)
- Medications related to the terminal illness
- Durable medical equipment
- Medical supplies related to the terminal illness
- Lab/Diagnostic related to the terminal illness
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
General Inpatient Care
General Inpatient Care (GIP) is hospice care for short-term symptom management that cannot be controlled in a home-like setting and must be provided at an area hospital. The hospice clinical team members will make daily visits and communicate orders of care directly to the hospital staff.
Continuous Home Care
Continuous home care is hospice care provided short-term to manage pain and symptoms in a home setting for up to 24 hours a day for patients who do not wish to return to the hospital but require full-time symptom management.
Continuous Home Care is provided in the patient's home by the hospice clinical team only until symptoms are under control; then, the patient is transitioned back to Routine Home Care.
Continuous Home Care symptom examples include:
- Unrelieved pain
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- Severe shortness of breath
- Severe anxiety or panic attacks
Family and Emotional Support
We provide emotional, spiritual, and practical support to caregivers and families during difficult transitions. Our hospice team will support you and your loved ones every step of the way.
- Grief counseling and support groups
- Spiritual guidance and support
- Referrals to community resources
We provide spiritual support for individuals and families of all religious denominations and backgrounds. Our hospice care team includes a chaplain available to visit patients and families.
We also have an active volunteer program that includes people from many different faith traditions who provide support and companionship to patients and families.