Hospice Care Idaho Falls

When it comes to your loved ones, you always want to be sure that they are receiving the care that they deserve. In the medical industry, it can be challenging to find someone that truly cares about your loved one as their own. Unfortunately, not all medical conditions are able to be treated or cured. There may come a time that treatments are no longer helping or adding to their quality of life. At that time, hospice care is the next step in their medical journey. At Brio Home Health and Hospice, we understand the challenging emotions and decisions that you may have to make for a loved one and want to make it as easy as it can be for all involved. Our team is skilled and ready to care for your loved one with all the compassion that they deserve. 

What is hospice?

Hospice is a specialized form of healthcare focused on providing comfort, support, and compassionate care to individuals with life-limiting illnesses in the final stages of life. Its primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for patients by managing pain and symptoms, addressing emotional and psychological needs, and offering holistic support for patients and their families during this difficult time. Hospice care is delivered by a team of healthcare professionals who prioritize the patient’s comfort, dignity, and individual preferences, ensuring that they can navigate this challenging journey with compassion and peace.


What is Included in Hospice Care?

Comfort and Pain Management: Hospice care focuses on managing pain and symptoms to ensure that your loved one is as comfortable as possible. This includes the relief of physical pain, as well as addressing emotional and psychological distress.

Emotional and Psychological Support: Hospice care provides emotional and psychological support not only to your loved one but also to their families and loved ones. Coping with a terminal illness is challenging for everyone involved, and hospice care professionals offer counseling and guidance to help individuals navigate their emotions and fears.

Holistic Care: Hospice care takes a holistic approach to care, addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient. This approach ensures that care is comprehensive and tailored to the individual’s unique situation and preferences.

Comfortable Environment: Hospice care can be provided in various settings, including a patient’s home, a hospice facility, or a nursing home. The goal is to create a comfortable and peaceful environment that supports your loved ones preferences and wishes.

End-of-Life Planning: Hospice care can assist patients and families in making decisions about end-of-life care, including the use of life-sustaining treatments, advance directives, and other medical and legal considerations.

Bereavement Support: Hospice care extends support beyond your loved ones passing. Bereavement services are often provided to help families and loved ones cope with grief and loss.

Multidisciplinary Team: Hospice care is typically delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trained volunteers. This team works together to provide comprehensive care and support.

Patient-Centered Care: Hospice care is patient-centered, meaning that the care plan is tailored to the individual’s needs, values, and goals. Your loved ones comfort and dignity are top priorities.

Focusing on Quality of Life: Hospice care aims to enhance the quality of life for your loved one in their final stages, rather than pursuing curative treatments that may have limited benefits and could cause discomfort.

It’s important to note that hospice care is typically recommended when your loved ones life expectancy is estimated to be six months or less, and when curative treatments are no longer the primary focus. Hospice care really focuses on allowing individuals to spend their remaining days in a manner that aligns with their values and preferences through providing comfort.

Common Reasons for Hospice

There are a wide range of reasons that hospice care may be the best decision for your loved one. After all treatments have been exhausted, hospice will allow your loved one to finish their life in the way that they are wanting to. If you have a loved one with any of the following, hospice care may be a hard decision to make but allows them to be the most comfortable that they can be. 

  • ALS
  • Renal Failure
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • COPD
  • Alziemhers
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Liver Failure
  • Recent Decline
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Dementia/Confusion
  • Recurring Infections

No matter the condition of your loved one, it is a difficult and emotional decision to have to make. With hospice care, your loved one will feel as comfortable as they can and increase their quality of life for their remaining time.

Idaho Fall's Choice for Home Health and Hospice

Being the one to take care of your loved one and having to make the decisions as their health is declining is not easy. It can be overwhelming, difficult, and emotional as a lot lies on your shoulders to make the best decision for them. At Brio Home Health and Hospice, we understand that this decision and acknowledging what may be coming is challenging. Our team is full of skilled, trained professionals that are ready to care for your loved one with compassion. We will listen to the needs of your loved one to ensure that they are getting the best care that will allow them to feel comfortable and to enjoy those around them. Call us with any questions that you may have about what we can do for your loved one and what you would want us to achieve. Getting through this is hard, and our team wants to make it easier for you and your loved one. Bringing comfort and improving quality of life with compassion is our focus! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Hospice care covered by insurance?

When it comes to hospice care services, medicaid and medicare both cover it. Most private insurances cover it as well, but it is never a bad idea to call and ask about coverage. 

Q: Is my loved one ready for Hospice?

It is hard to determine when a loved one is ready for hospice care. The best thing to do is call us and we are happy to do a free assessment on if your loved one is ready and qualifies for hospice care services. 

BRiO Hospice & Specialties Include:  

  • Expert Hospice Medical Directors
  • Knowledgeable Nurses & Nursing Assistants
  • Skilled Medical Social Workers
  • Chaplains
  • Volunteers
  • Caregiver Support & Education
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Holistic Healing
    • Counseling
    • Physical Therapy

Are you or a loved one experiencing any of the following?

Request a free assessment

Why hospice now?

Patients who are referred to hospice care early in their disease process can receive the full benefit of hospice care; including getting their medical, social, and spiritual needs met through a holistic team approach.

Please call us for an assessment.