Benefits Of Hospice Care At Home With Gentiva Hospice With Kourtney Lynch And Jaleesa Mason

In this episode, we are at the Alzheimer's conference in Jackson, where I am joined by Jaleesa and Kourtney from Gentiva Hospice. As hospice care consultants, Jaleesha and Kourtney provide their services to patients all across Tennessee, with Jaleesha covering Henderson, Chester, and Haywood County, while Kourtney covers Madison County.

In this episode:

0:00:01 Introduction to Alzheimer's Conference in Jackson

0:00:24 Introduction to Gentiva Hospice and its Services

0:00:51 Courtney's Role and Coverage Area at Gentiva Hospice

0:01:18 Comfort and Quality of Life in Hospice Care

0:02:12 Hospice Care in Facilities - Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

0:03:00 Support for Caregivers and Financial Assistance in Hospice Care

0:04:55 Additional Services in Hospice Care: Resources, Respite Care, and More

0:06:07 Contact Information for Hospice Care Consultants

During our discussion, we explore the various benefits of hospice care at home, highlighting the comfort and improved quality of life it brings to patients. We emphasize that hospice care is no longer solely focused on end-of-life care, but also encompasses extensive support and resources for families.

Gentiva Hospice offers a comprehensive range of services, including nursing care, assistance with daily living activities, social work support, spiritual guidance, and volunteer assistance. In addition to providing care in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, they also play a crucial role in alleviating staff shortages and providing support to families.

We also shed light on the invaluable support Gentiva Hospice offers to caregivers, including assistance with medications, supplies, and financial resources. Courtney specifically mentions the availability of respite care, allowing caregivers a break of up to five days.

It is essential to note that hospice care is not about negativity, but rather about delivering compassionate care and support to both patients and their families. We encourage listeners to reach out to Gentiva Hospice for further information and assistance. For those in the Jackson area, Gentiva Hospice can be contacted at 731-616-2360, while those in Henderson County, Chester, and Haywood can reach out at 731-307-0796. The new office is located at 174 Murray Guard Drive, where the office staff is ready to greet and aid visitors.

Furthermore, Gentiva Hospice operates in Crockett and Gibson County, as well as South Madison County, with Hospice Care Consultants available. It is important to note that one does not need a doctor's order to consult with Gentiva Hospice, and consultations are provided free of charge.

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About the Author

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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