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We hope this small list of facts will help you with any questions you may have. This is by far a very short list. If you have additional questions, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any concerns or can schedule an appointment to present our services to you.
At any time during a life-limiting illness, it's appropriate to discuss all of a patient's care options including hospice. The patient and family should feel free to discuss hospice at any time with their physician, other health care professionals, clergy or friends. Most hospices accept patients who have a life expectancy of six months or less and who are referred by their personal physician. Unfortunately, many patients enter hospice programs too late to benefit from all the services available to them and their families. An early hospice referral helps with:
Expert pain and symptom management;
Patient and family sense of control;
Life meaning and value;
Relief of care-giving burdens; and
Strengthening of relationships and end-of-life planning.
By law, the decision belongs to the patient. If the patient is unable to make their wishes known and if a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) has been put into effect, then the DPOA may make this decision for the patient.
Hospice patients may receive care wherever they call home! This may be in their personal home, nursing home, assisted living, other long term care facilities, hospital hospice units, or inpatient hospice centers.
Freedom Hospice provides necessary services for the patient, family and caregivers during the patient's life-limiting illness. These services as related to the terminal diagnosis include:
Physician care, nursing, hospice aide and continuous care nursing in times of symptom crisis.
Social services, spiritual care and volunteer support for patients and caregivers.
Physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional counseling, speech therapy, massage therapy, music therapy and laboratory analysis.
Medications, medical supplies, x-rays, durable medical equipment, palliative radiation/chemotherapy and certain surgical procedures when needed for pain and symptom management.
Short inpatient stays for respite or symptom management.
Bereavement services continue for family or friends for 13 months following the patient's death.
Freedom Hospice covers a ten county radius in Kansas. These counties include:
The Freedom Hospice interdisciplinary team works together to develop a plan of care based on your individual needs. We will work with you and your family or designated caregivers to schedule visits that are right for you. We will respect your house rules and privacy. You choose how each person can assist you in the care you request. Our interdisciplinary team members include:
RN Clinical Supervisors
Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
Hospice Medical Director
Your Attending Physician
Freedom Hospice also has additional therapy services that may include but not limited to: massage, music, pet, occupational, physical and speech. These services are provided when your plan of care suggests you would benefit from the service.
Freedom Hospice is dedicated to helping relieve any pain, discomfort or side effects in the least invasive manner. Our nurses have received specialty training in pain and symptom management.
Pain Management Assistance
Helping with Spiritual and Emotional Pain
Alternative Pain Management Provided
Pain can be relieved!
A hospice nurse is available to you by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the event of emergency, call your local Freedom Hospice office at (785) 740-1705 or (844) 760-3733. If you call during business hours, the receptionist will contact your RN, or put you in contact with someone who can help you.
If you call between 4:00 PM and 9:00 AM or anytime on weekends, you will reach Freedom Hospice's on-call nurse and he/she will assist you. If you have questions or concerns related to a patient, do not hesitate to call.
Freedom Hospice is dedicated to providing services to you regardless of weather conditions. In the event of severe weather or other emergencies, our agency will be operational and patients in need of visits will be seen by available staff as soon as possible. The RN assigned to you will assist you in planning ahead for potential emergencies.
Veterans Hospice Benefits
Other Insurance Companies
Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding payments or financial obligations.
No. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones dying. Hospice provides its presence and specialized knowledge during the dying process to ensure that the patient is comfortable, can maintain dignity and quality of life through the dying process.
Yes. If the patient's condition improves and the disease seems to be in remission, patients can be discharged from hospice care and return to aggressive therapy or go on about their daily life. In fact, we are delighted when this happens. If discharged and the patient should later need to return to hospice care, we are here to serve them again.
Freedom Hospice Bereavement Program provides bereavement support to families for 13 months following a death of a patient.
Educational programs are also offered to help people understand their grief.
Bereavement calls or visits will be offered to family members for 13 months following the death.
Referrals to grief groups and grief therapists can be made when appropriate.
If you would like to make a donation, please contact us at (785) 740-1705 or (844)760-3733.
Please feel free to contact Freedom Hospice at any time. We have staff on hand during regular business hours that available to answer any questions you have or to schedule an appointment.