HCR ManorCare is a leading provider of short- and long-term medical and rehabilitation care. Care is provided through a nationwide network of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home care agencies. The company operates primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names.
The HCR ManorCare health care family comprises centers that are leading providers of short-term post-acute services and long-term care. With 60,000 caregivers nationwide, the HCR ManorCare centers are preeminent care providers in their communities. Quality care for patients and residents is provided through a network of more than 500 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. These locations operate primarily under the respected Heartland, ManorCare Health Services and Arden Courts names.
Hospice is a compassionate approach to caring for those who are faced with a life-limiting illness. Hospice provides patients and their families with supportive services that not only keep the patient comfortable and educate the family, but also provide emotional support.
Many people think that hospice is a place, but really it is a philosophy of care. Whether a patient is living in the home he or she has owned for years, a nursing home or assisted living, hospice care can be tailored to fit the patient’s and family’s unique situation.
The typical hospice team consists of the patient’s physician and the hospice physician; registered nurses; social workers; spiritual care coordinators; bereavement counselors; dietitians; pharmacists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; home care aides; and volunteers. Some patients even benefit from music, art and massage therapists, as well.
Access to hospice is based upon a documented life-limiting prognosis by a certified physician and the patient’s decision to elect to receive hospice benefits. Hospice is a 100 percent-covered benefit under Medicare. Hospice care is also covered under Medicaid and many insurance plans.
Sometimes a short vacation or break from caregiving is just what a caregiver needs to revive his or her sense of normalcy. Caregivers need to take time from life’s demands to enjoy a few moments by themselves. If this is the case, short-term respite stays are available in many nursing centers to give you a sense of security in knowing that in your absence, your loved one is in good hands. Stays are available for a week, a month or any other desirable time periods.
Short-term stays for rehabilitation are also available for patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are just a few options available in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. Many patients return home after just a short stay with the confidence and abilities needed to live an independent life.
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