ACHC Trivia Challenge Week 6: Hospice Levels of Care
- The Hospice Levels of Care include: Answer: Routine Home Care, Continuous Home Care, Inpatient Respite Care, and General Inpatient Care. Routine Home Care includes care in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities as well as Residential Care at the inpatient units. Continuous Home Care is provided in the home during a time of crisis that includes a minimum of 8 hours of care in a 24-hour period, with at least half of that care being provided by a nurse. This level of care is rarely utilized since we have two inpatient units available to manage symptom crisis, though it is an option for extreme situations where it is not in the patient or family’s best interest to transfer the patient to one of our inpatient location
- This type of care is allowed when the Patient’s medical condition warrants a short term inpatient stay for management of pain or other symptoms that cannot be feasibly managed in another location. Answer: Respite Care
- Inpatient Respite Care can be provided for a maximum of 5 consecutive days at a time. Answer: True
- General Inpatient Care is intended for Patients who are imminently dying. Answer: False, see below.
- General Inpatient Care may be provided for how long? Answer: Until the Patient’s pain, symptoms, or medical needs are managed well enough for hospice services to be provided effectively at a different level of care. General Inpatient Care is allowed when the patient’s medical condition warrants a short-term inpatient stay for pain control or acute or chronic symptom management that cannot feasibly be provided in other settings.
Look for next week’s ACHC Trivia Challenge: The Comprehensive Assessment!