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Englewood Hospice Care Inc.

507 N. Jefferson Street

Albany, GA, 31702

(229) 435-2109

Englewood Hospice Care Team is committed to providing the best Hospice and Palliative Care with Care, Comfort and Compassion.

About Us

Our Mission

  • To provide the best Hospice Care that is centered on comfort, dignity, compassion, and respect to all individuals and their families in Southwest Georgia who are in their final stages of an incurable disease.
  • Using an interdisciplinary team approach of Englewood Hospice staff, (physician, nurse, social worker, home health aide, volunteer, spiritual counseling, bereavement counseling and others). Englewood Hospice provides palliative care in the patient’s home, short-term inpatient care, mobilization, coordination of ancillary services and bereavement support.
  • Englewood Hospice affirms life. Englewood Hospice believes that through appropriate care and the promotion of a caring attitude, patients, families, or caregivers are free to attain a degree of mental preparation for a death that is satisfying to them.

The Englewood Hospice Care Team is committed to providing the most comprehensive and compassionate hospice and palliative care. Along with the appropriate clinical care, we strive to ensure compassion and caring in all that we do for our patients, their families and caregivers.

Services

Englewood can provide a service or a combination of services in your home.  All services are under the direction of a physician. Services appropriate to the needs of the individual will be planned, coordinated and made available under the direction of the attending physician and qualified staff.

Skilled Nurse Care

RNs and LPNs provide home care comparable to the services offered in the hospital:

  • Assess blood pressure, pulse and respiratory status
  • Monitor nutrition, hydration, bowel and bladder functions
  • Monitor and teach medication regime and response to medications
  • Diabetic teaching – Check glucose levels and administer insulin
  • Diet instruction under the guidance of a dietician
  • Wound care
  • Body systems assessment
  • Disease process assessment and teaching
  • Colostomy/ileostomy care
  • Catheter changes – Urethral or supra pubic
  • IV therapy, continuous antibiotics/TPN internal feeding, chemotherapy, pain
  • management
  • Hospice Care teaching and end of life process

Medical Social Services

Social services, including financial and emotional counseling

Physical Therapy

A patient’s physical deterioration caused by lack of activity can usually be alleviated through the rehabilitation services of a qualified physical therapist working in the home:

  • Gait training
  • Bed mobility transfers
  • Strengthening and therapeutic exercises
  • Proper application and use of prosthetic devices
  • Other therapeutic services as ordered by your physician

Speech Therapy

Cancer, stroke and diseases of the aged can often impair the ability to speak clearly.  A speech therapist, working in your home, can help the patient overcome these problems:

  • Language and communications retraining
  • Dysphasia
  • Other therapeutic service as directed by the physician

Hospice Care Aide Services

An aide can provide the same services received by a patient in the hospital or nursing home,  plus additional services such  as meal preparation and light housekeeping required at home:

  • Bathing and dressing
  • Turning and positioning
  • Ambulation
  • Oral and hair care
  • Activities of daily living

Plan of Care

  1. All clinical services are implemented only in accordance with a Plan of Care established by a physician’s written orders.  Care is periodically reviewed by a doctor of medicine, osteopathy or podiatric medicine.
  2. The Plan of Care, developed in consultation with the patient and the agency staff, covers all pertinent diagnoses, and care, as well as any appropriate items (e.g., laboratory procedures and any contraindications or precautions to be observed)
  3. The total plan of Care will be reviewed by the attending physician and the hospice interdisciplinary group (IDG) and agency personnel  as often as the severity of the patient’s condition requires, but at least every fourteen (14) days.