Brookdale Senior Living

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Brookdale Hospice

Brookdale hospice provides compassionate care to individuals in the final stages of life. We believe that everyone deserves to have a high quality of life, no matter what stage they are in. This philosophy is evident in the way we respectful care and treat each person.

Our hospice associates can provide 24-7 on-call support, clinical and skilled care as well as spiritual and emotional counseling. We offer services such as music therapy to help enrich the experience for your loved one. We also offer bereavement care and counseling to help family members navigate life after their loved one passes.

It’s never easy to watch a loved one at the end of their lifespan. But we believe that with the gentle assistance of hospice care, you can help turn a difficult experience into a deeply meaningful one. Our goal is to help your loved one live out their remaining days fully, and with dignity. We handle the care requirements so you can focus on enjoy the precious moments with your loved one.

Benefits of Hospice

  • Familiar environment
  • Time for closure
  • Expert pain management
  • Personalized care
  • Emotional/spiritual support
  • Respite care
  • Voluntary program

Services Offered

  • Skilled nursing
  • Bereavement care
  • Volunteer support
  • Social work
  • 24-7 on call support
  • Pastoral care
  • Music therapy

Helping families cherish all the precious moments together.

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A Hospice Team You Can Count On

Hospice Medical Director
The Hospice Medical Director specializes in palliative care, which seeks to minimize pain while optimizing comfort, as well as management of the illness and related conditions.

Registered Nurse Case Manager
The primary role of the RN Case Manager is to help manage pain and other symptoms and to teach caregivers how to care for their loved one. The nurse also ensures necessary medical supplies are ordered, assists in monitoring medications, and acts as the liaison between the patient, the physician and other healthcare professionals.

Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor
The chaplain or spiritual counselor offers spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families. They can also work alongside a patient’s own clergy, pastoral counselor or others for additional support.

Social Worker
The social worker is a counselor to the patient and the family, assisting with financial, insurance and legal issues while arranging volunteer support and other community services.

Hospice Aide
The hospice aide assists with the patient’s personal care, which may include bathing, hair or skin care, shaving and catheter care.

Bereavement Services
The Bereavement Coordinator assists families during this emotionally difficult time, as well as provide information on common aspects of grief. Bereavement support for grieving families is available for at least 12 months after the loss of a loved one.

Volunteers
Hospice volunteers are specially trained individuals who support the patient in a variety of ways, such as companionship, running errands, providing transportation and more. Volunteers provide respite to caregivers. 

Care Covered by Medicare/Medicaid

Routine Home Care
Members from the hospice team make intermittent home visits to ensure the patient’s symptoms are properly managed. The team also educates and communicates with the family with regard to the patient’s needs. This may include supplies, medications (relating to the patient’s terminal prognosis) and medical equipment.

General Inpatient Care
Some patients may have symptoms that cannot be managed at home to maintain pain control. Inpatient care is also provided in a designated center where the interdisciplinary staff can take an aggressive and individualized approach.

Continuous Care
Continuous care is provided at home during periods of crisis to help the patient manage pain and acute medical symptoms that are out of control.

Respite Care
Respite care is a supportive service that allows a patient to stay at a care center on a temporary or short-term basis. The stay could be planned or unexpected due to an emergency situation. Respite care is a useful tool for caregivers because it offers them a reprieve from caring for a loved one. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Hospice

Generally, doctors refer patients to hospice care if they are expected to pass away within six months and do not want to undergo aggressive treatments. Care can always be extended if the patient’s condition remains life-limiting. Historically, hospice care has been provided most often to cancer patients, however patients with any illness, such as heart disease, dementia, COPD or HIV/AIDS, can use hospice care. 

Although hospice care may include medical treatment, it does not try to delay the dying process; nor does it try to hasten death. The hospice philosophy simply recognizes that dying is a natural part of life.

It’s a type of care that treats the whole person. Along with managing pain and other physical symptoms, patients receive emotional, spiritual and social support from a team of specially trained professionals and volunteers. On top of this, care is not limited to the patient — family members receive information, resources and emotional support as well.

Although there are some freestanding hospice centers, hospice care is not tied to any one specific location. In fact, most hospice care is provided at home. It can also be provided in skilled nursing centers, independent or assisted living communities or hospitals.

Members of the hospice staff will make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care. Hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can answer your questions and provide support any time of the day or night including when there is a medical emergency.

In most cases, yes. Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans will cover these four types of hospice care: Routine home care, general inpatient, continuous home care, and respite care.  

Hospice Service Areas

Austin, TX

Brookdale Hospice Austin offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Phoenix, AZ

Brookdale Hospice offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy in Phoenix, AZ.

Chicago, IL

Brookdale Hospice Chicago offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy in Niles, IL.

Cleveland, OH

Brookdale Hospice Cleveland offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy in Westlake, OH.

Columbus, OH

Located in Westerville, Brookdale Hospice Columbus offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Colorado Springs, CO

Brookdale Hospice Colorado Springs offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Dayton, OH

Located in Moraine, Brookdale Hospice Dayton offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Denver, CO

Located in Greenwood Village, Brookdale Hospice Denver offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Located in Arlington, Brookdale Hospice DFW offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Houston, TX

Brookdale Hospice Houston offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Indianapolis, IN

Brookdale Hospice offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy in Indianapolis, IN.

Philadephia, PA

Located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Brookdale Hospice offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Los Angeles, CA

Located in Placentia, CA, Brookdale Hospice offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Minnesota

Brookdale Hospice Minnesota offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Missouri

Brookdale Hospice Missouri offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy in the Independence, MO area.

Overland Park, KS

Brookdale Hospice Overland Park offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

Greenville, SC

Brookdale Hospice Greenville offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.

San Antonio, TX

Brookdale Hospice San Antonio offers Skilled Nursing, Bereavement Care, Volunteer Support, Social Work, 24-7 On Call Support, Pastoral Care and Music Therapy.