Oftentimes, hospice care is provided to the patient at home. However, when symptoms can no longer be managed at home, St. Joseph’s Care Hospice Services, Inc. offers General Inpatient services. General Inpatient services are provided in a facility – often a hospital, but it can also be provided in skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, and residential care facilities – that can provide round-the-clock care and support.
General Inpatient care may be needed when symptoms become exacerbated or when a patient needs help to transition from hospitalized curative care to home hospice. General Inpatient care is typically provided for a short period of time until symptoms are under control. Then, the patient can return home.
Some signs that General Inpatient care may be required include:
- Uncontrolled pain
- Sudden deterioration and need for intensive nursing intervention
- Pathological fractures
- Uncontrolled nausea and vomiting
- Complex wound care requirements and/or frequent dressing changes
- Uncontrolled seizures
- Respiratory distress
Helping You Get the Care that You Need
To determine your eligibility for General Inpatient care, you may Set An Appointment now. For other concerns, get in touch with us at 760-294-5796.