HOSPICE SERVICES

Here at Novus LifeCare, we understand it's hard to hear of a loved one's terminal illness. Feeling comfort knowing your loved one has a great team in their corner can help lower you and your family's apprehensiveness of starting hospice care. Our dedicated and diligent team brings peace of mind to you and your loved ones in the comfort of wherever you call home.

 

Novus LifeCare provides you and your family with everyday support that you will come to rely on whether that be social, spiritual, or medical support.  The most important thing to us is you and your ability to enjoy memorable quality time with your loved ones. 

 

LEVELS OF CARE

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Routine

The most common level of care provided in the home or in a healthcare setting.

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Respite

Short-term relief for caregivers by placing the patient in a nursing facility for up to five days at a time.

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Inpatient

A more intensive level of care designed for short-term pain and symptom management. This is normally  provided in a

hospital or skilled nursing facility

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Continuous Care

One-on-one skilled nursing care designed for short-term crisis intervention involving pain and symptom management. This is normally provided in the home or the assisted-living setting for all or part of the day, depending on the clinical needs of the patient.

OUR SERVICES

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Physician

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Nursing

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Spiritual Care Counselor

Nursing

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Grief Coping Specialist

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Home Health Aide

Nursing

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Social Services

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Dietician

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Volunteers

 

SPECIALIZED CARE PROGRAMS AND KITS

Your care needs are important to us.  At Novus LifeCare, we have developed specialized care programs and kits for our patients with specific diseases.  Our Specialized Hospice care programs and kits allow you to experience personalized care within the comfort of your own home. We provide these kits within our programs at no cost to you. These programs and kits are utilized to help keep you at home and comfortable. 

Some of our specialized care includes programs for:

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  • Alzheimer's & Dementia

  • Respiratory Care

  • Heart Failure

  • Oncology Care

  • Restorative Therapy/Fall Prevention

  • Holistic Therapies

ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA​

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia and affects an estimated 5.3 million Americans as of 2015, according to the Alzheimer's Association, primarily seniors of age 65 and older.

Research has shown that physical activity and active care can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Once diagnosed, physically active patients stay independent longer, have fewer memory problems, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Alzheimer’s/Dementia includes:

  • Provide a photo album of the patient's family to help patients remember their family members

  • Provide aromatherapy specific to aiding patients with Alzheimer's and dementia

  • Provide a journal to help share experiences with family 

  • Help calm patients in high anxiety situations with a weighted blanket

RESPIRATORY CARE

Respiratory diseases are a wide variety of lung diseases characterized by poor airflow, which typically worsens over time. Doctors may also recommend pulmonary rehabilitation, which is a program of exercises, disease management, and counseling,  coordinated to benefit the patient.

Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Respiratory diseases includes:

  • Provide a portable fan

  • Provide aromatherapy specific to aiding patients with respiratory illnesses

  • Provide a CD with guided imagery

  • Help patients keep relaxed by providing a stress ball

HEART FAILURE

Heart Failure and other cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. This leads the country in death among other diseases, because of the risk for high infection rates not allowing the body to easily fight off a common infection. Our trained professionals have worked tirelessly to come up with ways to help better help accommodate our patients and loved ones through this journey. 

Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Respiratory diseases includes:

  • Provide Aromatherapy specific to Heart Failure

  • Provide a 1-liter bottle to help measure and track fluids

  • Provide Non-skid socks so patients can be safer while ambulating without shoes

  • Prove a Reacher grabber to help limit exertion

ONCOLOGY CARE

Finding out that your loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is devastating. Novus LifeCare wants you to know that you and your loved ones are not alone. We want you to be as comfortable as possible while going through this hard time. That is why our trained professionals have come up with some items that will help you along with the oncology care program. 

 Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Oncology diagnosiss' includes: 

  • Provide the patient with Lip balm to help with dry lips

  • Provide the patient with Lavender honey spoons 

  • Provide specific Herbal teas to the patient depending on their needs

  • Provide the patient with Aromatherapy specific to Oncology Care

RESTORATIVE THERAPY/FALL PREVENTION

Novus LifeCare wants you to be the best you despite your terminal illness. That is why we provide Restorative Therapy to help you keep your current mobility and to teach you stretches and exercises to help you keep comfortable. Additionally, we want to keep you safe at home by helping prevent falls. 

Novus LifeCares' Hospice program/kit for Restorative Therapy/Fall Prevention includes:

  • Provide Theraband to help the patient with exercises

  • Identify fall hazards, and make recommendations for increased safety

  • Provide Non-skid socks so patients can be safer while ambulating without shoes

  • Educate the patient and family on safe transferring techniques 

HOLISTIC THERAPIES

Looking for different Holistic Therapies to help you be more comfortable? We want you to be comfortable no matter your diagnosis or condition. That is why we offer a variety of Holistic Therapies to help with pain, anxiety, and much more. Let us know if one of these interest you

 

Novus LifeCares' Hospice has some Holistic Therapies to choose from that include:

  • Massage therapy

  • Pet therapy

  • Music therapy

  • Art therapy

  • Touch therapy