When you or your family face the emotionally stressful side of illness, we are here to help. Dealing with a terminal illness could be quite overwhelming, not just for the patient but for the entire family. With that, we provide the full-on support that our team of hospice care clinicians and paraprofessionals can give. Best of all, we can bring all these services right to your very own homes!
Sunflower Home Health & Hospice provides comfort and assistance to patients, their families and friends dealing with a terminal or life-limiting illness. Hospice is about living! We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of those facing end-of-life issues with dignity, compassion, and peace. We are committed to helping patients and their loved ones live each day as fully and comfortably as possible. We believe in a holistic approach to treatment: caring for the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of every client.
Members of Your Interdisciplinary Team
Medical Director: Provides medical guidance for your interdisciplinary care team and participates in care planning. Upon request, they can assume the role of primary care physician.
RN Case Manager: Coordinates all aspects of your care, working closely with you and all other members of your care team. They will evaluate your physical needs and work with you and your physician to implement all necessary and covered services to meet those needs. Our RNs provide expert teaching in skilled procedures to help caregivers feel confident in their ability to care for you at home.
Social Worker: Offers emotional support through counseling one-on-one or in groups. They can also help you navigate personal, social and financial matters and are available to assist patients and families with advance care planning.
Minister / Chaplain / Rabbi: Will provide emotional and spiritual support to families of all faiths through visits, prayer and counseling.
Depending on your care needs, a Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapist may provide additional specialized care for optimal function and safety.
Hospice may also provide:
- Home Health Aide Services
- Volunteer Services
- Supplies, Medication and Durable Medical Equipment related to the Life-Limiting Illness
- Continuous Care, Outpatient Services, General Inpatient and Respite Care
- Bereavement Services
When to Consider or Call Hospice
If someone is having increasing difficulty with basic tasks such as walking, getting up from a chair, bathing, dressing or using the toilet, you may want to consider hospice. Signals that it may be time to consider hospice include:
- Frequent hospitalizations or trips to the ER
- Frequent or reoccurring infections
- Reduced desire to eat, leading to significant weight loss
- Inability to perform tasks of daily living, such as eating, walking, using the bathroom, personal cleaning or getting dressed
- Rapid decline in health over the past six months, even with aggressive medical treatments
- Uncontrolled pain, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting
- Decreasing alertness, withdrawal or mental confusion
- Decision to focus on the quality of life, instead of aggressive treatments.
Who Pays for Hospice?
Hospice services may be reimbursed by the following if hospice criteria are met:
- Medicare Part A (as per Medicare guidelines)
- Medicaid (as specified by the State)
- Third-Party Insurance (as specified by the insurance policy)
Give us a call at 316-854-3535 for us to know how we can help you.