Hospice Care Pocatello

When a loved one comes to the end of their lives, that is an extremely difficult time for everyone involved. Hospice is something you may have to consider when your loved one is approaching the end of their life. Hospice is the care that will help when no other treatment option is able to work anymore. Your loved one will receive the best, specialized treatment care that will help them maintain the highest quality of life that they can possibly have. The trained staff at Brio Home Health and Hospice provide the physical, emotional, and mental needs. This care is meant to create an environment that will help your loved one feel safe and comfortable as they are in this final stage of their life. Pocatello hospice care offers specialized care plans so that your loved one will receive the help that they need throughout this last phase of life, while also guiding and supporting the family. 

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a specialized type of care that is tailored to people who are nearing the end of their lives, typically within 6 months. Hospice works with the loved ones of the client to make sure that they are able to live as comfortably as possible. This is done through managing pain, offering emotional support, and helping with tasks that will help the patient stay comfortable. Typically, hospice care will start after treatments have been proven to be ineffective, and it is predicted that the life of the patient will come to an end soon. This type of care is offered wherever the patient is, whether that is in their home, or in a nursing home. Either way, there will be a lot of help that will be there for your loved one as they go through this difficult time. Hospice services are usually covered by private insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid. If you do not have insurance, or your insurance does not cover the hospice care, then we offer private payments. Brio accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances.

Services Offered

Brio Home Health and Hospice offers multiple different services that will help your loved one feel comfortable as they are entering their final stage of life. The caregivers will make sure that their client is comfortable physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Our staff will create a personalized care plan for your loved one, so that they can be helped in the way that is most beneficial for them.

Pain Management

One of the ways that Brio will help your loved one feel comfortable through their last days is through pain management. Typically, when hospice is called, it is because other treatments are no longer working. But the pain management will ensure that your loved one will not be in pain. They will get medication that will help them relieve their symptoms, so that they are able to be comfortable while being taken care of. This pain management plan will be coordinated and communicated through important parties such as pharmacists, doctors, and other family members.

A Team of Care

When hospice is called, your loved one will have access to a team of care 24/7. These caregivers will be available any time of day for either the client, or the family members. Someone will always be on call, so that if there is ever an incident where your loved one needs assistance, there will be someone available to help them. 

Spiritual Care

Another service that we offer is that we strive to offer spiritual care to our clients. Based on the client’s individual beliefs or preferences, our team at Brio Home Health and Hospice, will coordinate meetings with spiritual clergy, will help with spiritual rituals that the clients may want to participate in, or just talk through all of the spiritual thoughts and feelings that they may need to find peace while navigating through this difficult time.

Grief Counseling

After your loved one passes, it is an extremely difficult time. Many people suffer from grief, and do not know how to process these deep, difficult feelings. We take our services another step further by offering grief care and counseling. The surviving members of the family will have a chance to express their feelings and will have the opportunity to work through the feelings of grief. These services are available for use after one year following the passing of your loved one.

Who Qualifies for Hospice Care?

The people who qualify for hospice care are adults, teenagers, or children who have about six months of life due to a terminal illness, or a lifetime prognosis of limited time. After it has been determined by a doctor that the patient has less than six months to live, then patients will be eligible to qualify to have hospice care. There are so many different reasons why one may need hospice care. Some of the common diagnosis include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Strokes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Renal Failure
  • Liver Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Heart/Lung Disease
  • ALS
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Loss
  • Recent Decline


Hospice will be considered as soon as there is no active treatment going on. This will usually happen when the different treatment options are no longer effective in treating these conditions. Many people make the decision to have hospice come in. It is typically the choice of family members, loved ones and the patient.

Why Choose BRiO Home Health and Hospice

Brio has been offering exceptional hospice care in the Eastern Idaho area since 2017. Our experienced team works the best to provide the best hospice care possible for those who are approaching the end of their lives. Our staff not only cares for adults, but they also care for children and teenagers who are going through this difficult time in their lives. If you have a loved one who has a terminal illness, or a diagnosis that they have under six months to live, we want to help your loved one live as comfortably as possible. Contact us today so that we together can create a personalized plan to help your loved one.

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?

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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.