Thousands of Permian Basin residents are impacted by home care and hospice workers throughout the year. During the month of November, Home Hospice strives to increase awareness, and to honor those who make a remarkable difference as caregivers in our communities.
Home Hospice began serving the Permian Basin as a ministry more than 25 years ago, and that continues to be our focus – it’s not about the bottom line. We offer care beyond what is mandated. In fact, your hopes and goals help us to determine your plan of care.
HOME HOSPICE IS LOCALLY OWNED
Why does this make a difference? Our dedicated teams of local professionals live right alongside the families they serve. Our owners are working owners, involved in the day to day operations of the agency. Our doctors and nurses are connected to this medical community – the facilities, other doctors and support staff, including those with whom you may already have established relationships. Our goal is to work together – with your best interests at heart. Our social workers and chaplains are connected to community resources, and to local churches. And decisions regarding your care are made directly, in the timeliest manner possible.
“There is no waiting for hours or days to reach a decision on issues that may impact a patient or their family in their greatest time of need,” says Robin Floyd, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN – Home Hospice’s Family Nurse Practitoner/Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse.
The National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) reports not only that hospice is the preferred choice for most patients with terminal illness, but that it also offers the greatest cost savings. Medicare pays nearly $2,000 per day for a typical hospital stay and $450 per day for a typical nursing home stay. Meanwhile, hospice costs about $100 per day, and helps so many patients remain independent at home, surrounded by the people and things they love. Home Hospice patients will never see a bill, regardless of their funding sources. Non-essential procedures and treatments are reduced, focusing on comfort instead of cure.
And, Home Hospice offers community-wide bereavement support. If you or someone you love is struggling through the grief process, we have monthly support meetings, and opportunities for one-on-one counsel. You are not alone.
If you are facing serious illness, we would be honored to listen, offer choices, answer any questions, and to help you find the best solutions. Home Hospice is proud to serve 18 counties with offices in Odessa, Midland, Andrews and Big Spring. Please visit us online at www.homehospicewtx.com or contact us at (432)580-9990 to speak with someone immediately.
— Picture on top, from left to right:
Tami Orren: Alternate Program Administrator/Director of Long Term Care Development.
Robin Floyd: DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, Nurse Practitioner/Alternate Director of Clinical Services.
Amy Drumm: SPHR, CEO-Program Administrator/Governing Body Chairman.