Hospice Care Services

OpusCare strives to meet the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs and provides support for the entire family during the illness and for at least one year after a patient’s death.

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Available wherever the patient considers home, including a residence, skilled nursing facility or assisted living community.

  • 24 Hours 7 Days a week on-call nursing services
  • RN and LPN nursing visits 1-7 days a week (depending on patient medical needs)
  • CNA services Monday through Saturday, scheduled mostly in the mornings for patient Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)
  • Social Worker services as needed
  • Clergy/Spiritual services as needed
  • Volunteer services as needed

In case that the patient's health dramatically declines and needs close medical attention, OpusCare staff can provide continuous care in the home. When the crisis is over, the patient returns to routine home care.

When the medical symptoms or pain cannot be controlled at home, OpusCare can accommodate the patient at a hospital or other inpatient facilities to stabilize the patient before returning them home to routine home care.

We provide a short-term accommodation to the patient in order to provide temporary relief to those who are caring for them.

  • Physicians

    The patient can maintain their own physicians. An OpusCare physician is added to the Treatment Team to help as a specialist in controlling symptoms. The OpusCare physician offers Palliative Care by prescribing medications and other methods for pain and symptom control.

  • Nurses

    Experts at maintaining the patient’s comfort, they assess the patient regularly and help family members by providing the necessary support.

  • Chaplains and Spiritual Counselors

    Help patients and family cope with spiritual questions and concerns at the end of life either directly or by coordinating services with the family’s personal advisors.

  • Bereavement Coordinators

    Provide an extra layer of care, support, and companionship. Our volunteers range from kids to high school students, to pet and adults who are passionate about the care of our aging population.

Palliative Care Services

Our program aims to achieve comfort and relieve suffering by providing quality specialized healthcare with a specific focus on symptoms and pain management for patients and families who are dealing with illnesses.

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  • Also referred to as ‘comfort care.’
  • Treatment that enhances comfort and improves the quality of an individual’s life who is facing a serious illness but may not qualify or be ready for hospice care.
  • An estimated 6,000,000 people in the US need Palliative Care.
  • It’s appropriate for any age and/or stage of a serious illness along with the treatment meant to cure illness.
  • Doctor
  • Nurse Practitioners (ARNP)
  • Massage therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, chaplains and others may also be part of the team

The Palliative Care team works together with doctors and family members to design a plan that caters to the needs of the patient.

The team also provides support for caregivers and assistance with patient decision-making about present and future care and advanced directives.

The primary goal of Palliative Care is to provide treatment plans for symptom management and pain relief, to identify the patients’ goals for their care, and to provide spiritual and emotional support.

Palliative Care aims to support the patients and their family throughout their hospital stay and find the needed support for their care outside the hospital or clinical setting.

Focuses on treating illnesses, symptom relief and improving the quality of life.

  • Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • ALS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • And Many More
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Complications
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • And Many More
  • Physician Visit
    • Evaluates patient
    • Evaluates patient medication
    • Determines diagnosis
    • Identifies additional comorbidities/diagnosis/MRA’s
  • ARNP Visits
    • At least once per month (depending on patient needs)
  • Psychological evaluation from Social Worker determines the number of Social Worker visits needed
  • Nurse may request physician re-evaluation at any point

The Palliative Care Team works together with your own doctors

Medicare and most insurance providers offer palliative coverage. If you have more questions, ask the social worker from the Palliative Care team.

It is provided in settings including the home of the patient, ALF’s, nursing homes, hospitals and outpatient facilities.

Our model is holistic and supports all areas of patient's well-being

Patient & Family


Provisions of medications related to symptoms associated with terminal diagnosis.

  • Medical / Surgical Supplies
  • Provisions of supplies related to symptoms associated with terminal diagnosis including but not limited to:

  • Wound Care Supplies
  • Foley Catheter
  • Colostomy Bags/Kits
  • Durable Medical Equipments
  • Hospital Bed
  • Mattresses including Low Loss Air Mattresses
  • Over bed table
  • Bedside Commode
  • Shower chair
  • Wheelchair
  • Walker
  • Cane

Supplementary Consumables

  • Enteral nutrition (Ensure, Boost, Jevity, Glucerna etc.) amount and frequency as per physician order
  • Adult Briefs (3 Daily)
  • Incontinence Under Pads
  • Perineal/Skin Cleaner Soap
  • Skin Barrier Cream
  • Moisturizing Skin Lotion
  • Gloves
  • Wash Basin
  • Bed Pan
  • Thick It
  • Glycerin Swabs