Hospice provides patients with expert medical care, pain management and emotional support tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes.

According to a report led by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, over 1.3M Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in hospice in 2015. That number continues to rise as patients receive care at home, in hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

In today’s blog, we’ll be touching on the four types of care, the services included and how your loved one can have access to hospice care in Ada as early as tomorrow.


The Four Types of Hospice Care

Patients may require different levels of care during the course of their disease. These four levels are routine home, general inpatient, continuous care and respite care. Routine hospice care is the most common where an individual is elected to receive hospice care in their environment.

General inpatient care consists of pain control and symptom management, taking place in a hospice-approved facility for a short-term period. With continuous care, hospice will provide 5-24 hour in-home nursing care when medically necessary during crisis periods for pain and symptom management.

Respite care provides temporary relief to the patient’s caregiver and can be done in a hospice-approved facility on an occasional basis when needed.

How is Hospice Care in Ada Delivered?

The hospice team will develop a care plan that meet’s the patient’s specific needs in regard to pain management and symptom control. This team will then work closely with the patient’s physician, nurses, social workers or spiritual counselors to provide physical, speech and occupational therapies.

Typically, a family member will serve as the primary caregiver. Members of the hospice staff make regular visits and provide additional care when needed. At McCortney Family Hospice, we have on-call nurses to assist your loved one 24/7.

Where Can Hospice Care Be Provided?

One of the greatest benefits of hospice care is that it can be provided just about anywhere. From a patient’s home to a nursing home, our trained staff can take care of your loved one where they’re most comfortable.

We proudly serve patients and their families in several counties including Canadian, Grady, Oklahoma, Cleveland, McLain, Garvin, Murray, Carter, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Pontotoc, Johnson, Seminole, Hughes, Coal, Pittsburg, Atoka and more!

How Do I Access Hospice Care in Ada for My Loved One?

Facing a terminal illness is difficult. With McCortney, accessing hospice has never been easier. To learn more about our services and how we can assist your loved one, give us a call at our Ada location at (580) 332-6900 or (405) 360-2400 in Norman.