St. David’s Launches Home Health, Hospice Program

When Lorraine Kaplan broke her hip this spring, there was debate about how much she could improve after she got out of skilled nursing. Because Kaplan, 89, was now in memory care for dementia, her family didn’t know whether to continue the care home to provide physical therapists to build her strength, as well as people to help with caregiving for wounds, or continue hospice care to make her comfortable.

The Kaplan family uses the new St. David’s HealthCare at Home and St. David’s Hospice & Family Care to evaluate Lorraine Kaplan through the hospice program, which determined that it was not yet time for hospice care because she could still improve physically. After that, HealthCare at Home began scheduling home health visits for physical therapy, nursing care and even music therapy.

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