Home Care & Hospice
Home is where the heart is.
Patients are almost always more content and relaxed at home, whether recovering from an injury, coping with physical infirmities, or dealing with a terminal illness. At home, they feel secure with the support of family and friends and are more comfortable surrounded by the memories and possessions they cherish.
Johnston Home Care & Hospice is dually licensed for both home care and hospice services. We help patients to recover from illness or injury in the comfort of home and help those with life-limiting illness to have quality time in familiar surroundings with their loved ones.
Our Home Care Goal
To provide medically necessary services to treat, rehabilitate, sustain or restore a patient to their optimal health status.
Our Hospice Goal
To provide in-home guidance and support to persons living with a life-limiting illness, while offering support to their families and caregivers. Quality of life is enhanced through pain control, symptom management and comfort care.
What is home care?
Home care is medically necessary services tailored to help treat, restore, rehabilitate or sustain a patient in their home. Home care is appropriate for persons with acute or chronic illness or injury, as well as those who are disabled. We are available 24-hours a day for assistance.
Who pays for home care?
Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance cover these services when the appropriate criteria is met.
Who determines if home care is needed?
Your doctor must make a referral for home care, but a patient or family member may suggest these services. Referrals often begin at home with concerned family members. Please talk to your doctor if you think home care is appropriate.
Is home care just for older patients?
Home care is for all ages, including children.
What is hospice?
Hospice is a special way of caring for patients with a life-limiting illness, who are no longer seeking curative treatment. A hospice team of doctors, nurses, medical social workers, certified nursing assistants, volunteers, and clergy work together to provide the patient and family/caregivers with support, privacy, dignity and choices.
How do I contact hospice?
The patient or family must ask for a doctor's referral, or they can call hospice directly.
Who pays for hospice?
Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance pays for hospice care. When you call for information, the hospice team will explain your benefits.
What if my loved one is in a lot of pain?
The hospice team works closely with patient and family/caregivers to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible.
What if I can't cope or my loved one is too sick for me to handle?
The hospice team continually evaluates the condition of the patient and caregivers, both physically and emotionally. They stand ready to help make and support all necessary decisions and assist with arrangements for temporary or long-term transfers to hospitals or skilled nursing facilities if needed.
What if the patient is alone, without family?
Hospice can help. Whether the patient is safely able to manage medications on their own, or if there is a responsible person to help, hospice will assist in exploring other options for care.
Can I help?
Yes! Become a hospice volunteer. Volunteer work is vital to our hospice program. If you would like to become a valued volunteer, we will be happy to train you to assist. Please call 919-209-5103.
Johnston Home Care & Hospice
Johnston Medical Mall
514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
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