At Care Comfort Hospice, we understand that the decision to enter hospice care is not an easy one. Thank you for choosing us; we consider it a privilege to serve you during this difficult and sacred season of life.
Care Comfort Hospice provides palliative care and support services to patients, families, significant others and caregivers. Our interdisciplinary team and volunteers coordinate care to provide physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual support through the final stages of illness and beyond. We service the general Pennsylvania area including Beaver, Canonsburg, Uniontown, Pittsburgh as well as Fayette County, Westmoreland County, Butler County, Allegheny County. We accept Medicare & Medicaid for our long term, in-patient, out-patient and residential hospice care services.
Care Comfort provides palliative care and support services to patients, families, significant others and caregivers. Our interdisciplinary team and volunteers coordinate care to provide physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual support through the final stages of illness and beyond.
Under routine care, the patient receives regular visits from the members of your care team, based upon their specific needs. Generally, hospice staff will visit anywhere between two and seven times per week, depending on the patient’s needs.
Continuous care is provided during periods of crisis in which a patient is experiencing symptoms that are unmanageable by just routine care. Such symptoms will require continuous nursing intervention (up to 24 hours per day) to achieve palliation and comfort.
Respite care is provided to patients for the purpose of allowing family members and caregivers a short, five-day break from the duties of caregiving. During respite care, patients are transferred to a contracted skilled nursing facility that will manage the care of the patient in conjunction with the hospice.
General Inpatient (GIP) Care takes place if a patient experiences acute symptoms that cannot be safely managed in their home or another residential setting. GIP care is provided in a skilled nursing facility or a hospice inpatient unit where there is a Registered Nurse available 24 hours to manage these symptoms. Once symptoms are under control, the patient will return to their home usually under the routine level of care.