Why HoriSun Hospice?

Why Choose HoriSun Hospice?

HoriSun Hospice consists of a team of committed and specially trained  healthcare professionals providing expertise on living life to the fullest with dignity and comfort.  The HoriSun Hospice team collaborates and implements a plan that provides the optimum in end of life services - HoriSun Hospice listens and responds.

Our Medical Director, Bob J. Bleicher, MD, is available to see and evaluate patients to ensure that their medical needs are being met, including home/facility visits if desired.
 
Our ability to respond to the needs of those we serve, our increased communication, and overall delivery of services clearly sets us apart from other hospice services.

Frequency of hospice visits are established and based on the clinical and psychosocial needs of those we serve.  Visits may increase or decrease based on the needs of the patient and caregivers.

Benefits for Patient and Family

  • Informational meetings and resources are available in assisting with making well educated decisions
  • Medical equipment, supplies and medications related to the life-limiting illness.
  • Consistent staffing to increase reliability, recognition and clinical competence
  • Support and counseling to assist with coping and handling the many issues related to a life limiting illness and loss
  • Volunteer services to provide companionship, intermittent family relief and increased patient socialization
  • Ongoing bereavement support after death for a minimum of 13 months
  • Superb pain and symptom management

Benefits for Healthcare Professionals

  • Immediate response time regarding referrals, questions or concerns
  • Admissions with 1-3 hours of referral after family and physicians have provided necessary approval
  • Assistance with appropriate and timely hospital discharge planning, placement, and/or transfers as needed
  • 24 hour pharmacy coverage, nursing availability and other related services as needed to maintain a safe and comfortable setting for the patient and family
  • Access to HoriSun Hospice team for expertise and resources for educational and in-service needs
  • Pain and symptom management resources, education and consultation

Benefits to the Attending Physician

  • HoriSun Hospice treats the Primary Physician as a priority and an active participant in developing and implementing the patient plan of care.
  • Immediate response and increased communication with physician as needed and/or requested
  • Active ongoing involvement regarding patient needs and/or changes in condition
  • Admission to HoriSun Hospice reduces likelihood of patient crisi particularly at night and weekends reducing inappropriate hospital admissions and unnecessary physician interruptions
  • Decreased physician office paperwork for orders if desired