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Intense Pain and Symptom Management

Your loved one may experience acute symptoms such as:

  • increased and unrelieved pain
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling in hands or feet
  • fever
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • and other symptoms

If the symptoms cannot be managed in the current residence, we will utilize the General Inpatient level of care at one of our care settings or a designated nursing facility. Patients may return to the same residence once pain and symptoms are controlled. If this is not an option, the hospice team will assist with the transition to an alternate setting.

General Inpatient care is billed to Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance. Some commercial insurers charge a co-pay for General Inpatient care. While a patient remains in this level of care, there are no room and board charges.

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Resources

Patient and Family Admission Guide to the Hospice Care Settings

Hospice of the Western Reserve offers choices in their home-like Hospice Care Settings.