• Central Indiana Hospice Care

    While many associate hospice care with end of life care, at Paradigm Health we know it is really about living—and doing so with services that enrich each and every day's opportunity to celebrate life. It is about caring for each individual in a respectful, comforting, and unique way that maximizes and nurtures their life experiences. 

    Above all, exceptional hospice care focuses on the patient's comfort and quality of life. Our goal is to provide a multitude of services and a caring team who can help each hospice patient and their family celebrate life and encourage them to find the joy in each day. 

    Hospice care is:

    • For persons who have a terminal prognosis of six months or less
    • Dependent on prognosis
    • Medicare Part A benefit
    • An interdisciplinary team approach to care
    • End-of-life care

    Hospice can be provided in many settings including a hospital, a nursing home, assisted living, a patient's home, or any place that a patient may live. It is a hands-on and clinically directed team approach that focuses on the holistic treatment of the patient including their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. 

    At Paradigm Health, our collaborative team understands that focusing on alleviating a patient's pain is priority one. This allows a patient and their family members to cherish the life moments together that mean the most to them. Your family becomes a part of our Paradigm family.

    How Long Do Patients Stay in Hospice Care? 


    The length of hospice care can vary greatly. It can depend on the progression of the disease, the time of referral and other factors. Generally hospice care is for individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less, if the disease takes its normal course. This does not mean that a hospice patient cannot live longer that six months. Patients can be rectified and remain under the care of hospice if they continue to meet certain criteria specific to their illness. 

    Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice Care 


    Q. Who pays for hospice care?

    A. Hospice is covered 100 percent by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, with no out-of-pocket costs to the patient. 

    Q. Will I be able to keep my current doctor?
    A. Your doctor becomes a part of our team. We will communicate and work with them on a daily basis to determine a plan of care.

    Q. Does hospice care mean giving up all medical treatment?
    A. With hospice care, the patient and family are at the center of the care planning process. Hospice care provides high quality pain management and symptom control. 

    Q. When should I ask about hospice care?
    A. Now is the best time to learn more about hospice and ask questions. This can greatly reduce stress when the time for hospice is needed. By having these discussions in advance, patients are not forced into uncomfortable situations. 

    Life Enrichment for Hospice Patients


    Did you know your overall sense of well-being impacts your physical condition more than you realize?

    Paradigm Health is dedicated to providing innovative therapies to enhance life's journey, even with hospice. Our Life Enrichment Programs ensure individual patients have the highest quality of life throughout their care journey. 

    We know each individual has different interests and needs. We take great pride in connecting with our patients and their caregivers on a personal level. By making such connections, we are able to match our patients and volunteers based on their interests and needs. At Paradigm Health, we go above and beyond to ensure our patients are provided excellent care while maximizing their quality of life. 

  • Skilled nursing services are offered to teach and assist in management of chronic or new health conditions. Some examples of skilled nursing services may include; teaching or administration of injections, wound care dressings, catheter care, tube feeding, and education on disease management.

  • A home health aide provides assistance with bathing, grooming, and dressing while your loved one receives skilled services. Home making services are not covered under this umbrella, but Paradigm staff members are happy to make referrals if this service is desired.

  • Spiritual care throughout the end-of-life journey affords individuals and their loved ones the opportunity to reflect on personal beliefs, relationships, and life choices. Spiritual care staff traditionally counsels individuals, offering guidance and presence in the potential search for meaning, comfort, strength, and hope.

     

  • Grief is a word that brings to mind sorrow and loss. But in reality, it’s so much more. Grief is a natural response to losing a loved one. It provides an opportunity to work through complicated feelings and learn how to live in a new way. Bereavement coincides with the imminent dying and death of the individual and consists of two stages: separation and mourning.

  • A medical social worker works with individuals who are in need of psychosocial assistance. They provide case management and coordination of community resources. Medical social services also provide assistance with the social and emotional effects of coping with acute and chronic illnesses in the home.

  • Music therapy uses music to accomplish goals. In end of life care, music therapists work with patients and their families to address goals such as increasing socialization, improving quality of life, providing supportive presence, and increasing relaxation and comfort. Music therapists accomplish these goals through the use of re-creative, receptive, and improvisational music experiences.