Hospice Care | Palliative Care

Hospice Care

At Fayette Home Care and Hospice, we've cared for people throughout their lives, from birth through aging gracefully. Our special hospice program provides care for those in the last stages of life – people who wish to remain in the warmth and familiarity of home.

We provide medical attention, along with emotional and spiritual support, to the terminally ill and their families. By caring for patients in comforting surroundings, we help to improve the quality of their remaining days and the time they share with loved ones.

Our hospice program serves the very special needs of people with life-limiting illness and their families, drawing on the skills of a team of people, which may include registered nurses, therapists, social workers, volunteers and clergy. The program strives to maintain patient dignity while focusing on pain and symptom management. It also offers counseling and spiritual guidance to help the family and caregivers, as well as the patient, deal with the emotional and social problems arising from terminal illness. Volunteers are available to provide assistance to the patient and family.

When is the Right Time for Hospice Care?

Any person who is in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness may enter into our hospice program. Hospice should be given serious consideration when the goal of treatment becomes pain and symptom management rather than seeking a cure. It should also be considered when life expectancy is estimated to be less than six months.

A Team Approach to Treatment

Even after verifying a terminal prognosis, the family physician remains actively involved in the patient's care. He or she will coordinate and approve the treatment plan. Our Hospice Medical Director then co-verifies the prognosis and directs the hospice team in developing a treatment plan.

Licensed nurses work closely with the patient, caregivers and attending physician to control pain and other symptoms. A hospice nurse is available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

And if you need a hug or a shoulder to lean on, our social workers and counselors are there, too. They offer emotional support to both patients and their loved ones.

The patient's personal care is provided by a Home Health Aide, who is supervised by a Registered Nurse. We supply medications, medical equipment, and necessities appropriate to manage the illness at no cost. And, if needed, we offer dietary counseling, and even physical, occupational and speech therapies.

We can also arrange short-term respite care on an in-patient basis. Our highly trained staff provides ongoing counseling and emotional support to help patients and families cope with the grief and anxiety associated with terminal illness.

Reimbursement for Hospice Care

Hospice services are covered by most commercial health insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare.

Under our hospice program, services such as counseling, bereavement and volunteer work are provided without charge. To find out if a specific insurance plan covers hospice care, please call (724) 439-1610.

To Arrange for Hospice Care

To obtain hospice services from Fayette Home Care and Hospice, simply call our office: Uniontown (724) 439-1610 or (888) 402-2233.

Or write to us at:

Fayette Home Care and Hospice
110 Youngstown Road
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

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