Providence Care has redefined the healthcare experience for the elderly. Our innovative Geriatric Wellness System – the only one of its kind in South Carolina includes three major components:
- House Calls controls illness and prolongs life
- Palliative Care focuses on comfort and quality of life given at the same time you are seeking curative treatments
- Hospice is comfort care when a cure is no longer possible
Our services are based on one fundamental principle: bringing healthcare to the elderly who are homebound. Regardless of where you live – at home, an assisted living or a long-term care community – our doctors and nurse practitioners bring their expertise and compassion directly to you. We also work to serve those who are underserved. When we see a need, we act quickly to fill it. We’re here to soothe pain, fear, hunger and loneliness. This is our mission.
We take the time. Our philosophy is to slow down, take time and truly connect with those we serve. Whether it’s our House Calls, Palliative Care or Hospice Program, the question we ask is, “how can we give you your best day today?”
At home, making meaningful moments with family and friends.
Feeling pain-free with your illness under your control. A sense of calm knowing your family is receiving help. That’s what most people want at life’s end. Providence Care makes that happen. Is the new hospice experience right for me?
The new hospice may be right for you if you have:
- Had several emergency room visits in a short period of time
- Had several falls in the past six months
- Lost a significant amount of weight
- Spend most of your day in bed or in a chair
Experience the NEW Hospice
You don’t have to be diagnosed with cancer with only weeks to live. Conditions that qualify for hospice are heart disease, COPD, renal failure and Alzheimer’s, among others. The new hospice creates more options for care, not fewer. To begin hospice, your physician has to agree you are appropriate for the service. The choice about when and where to receive care is yours. What if I’m having a hard time making the decision? We know it can be an emotional decision. Agreeing to hospice does not mean you are ready to “give up.” Quality is added when you begin a relationship with caring people who can improve your life for numerous months, not just days.
Your Team Physicians, nurses, certified nursing aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers. This is your team. They care for you as a “whole person,” including your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. They create an individualized care plan that focuses on you and your life, not on your disease.
Our interdisciplinary team has the following outcomes:
- Less or no pain within 48 hours of admission
- Immediate reduction in fear and anxiety
- Medications, medical supplies and equipment you need within 24 hours
How is the new hospice experience paid for? You will not pay any out-of-pocket expenses for our care. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans fully cover services with no co-pay.
There are several other ways we help, too. Unique to the new hospice experience, you will receive a Personalized Care Menu. You choose what’s important to you. These are just a handful of the options we offer:
- Coordinate a caregiver “vacation” – the patient will be cared for at an assisted living community for up to five days so caregivers can recharge and renew
- Arrange care for your pet, if needed
- Document life stories with a digital recording
- Help you write birthday, anniversary and Christmas cards to be given to your loved ones for several years after your passing
- Make a dream request through Providence Care’s Foundation
- Massage therapy, yoga, visualization, and relaxation exercises
- Assist in advanced directives, living wills and funeral planning
- Bereavement counseling for your loved ones
We take the time to ask:
- How often do you want us to visit? We make daily check-in calls to be sure we are not imposing on sacred family time.
- Do you want to stay in your own bed or have a hospital bed?
- Do you want a member of our team present at time of passing or only your family?
With the new hospice experience, even when you’re dying, there’s a lot of living to do. It would be our privilege to be a caring presence for you and your family during this very personal and significant time in your lives.
Do you need help with finding the facilities and services right for you? Click Here to learn about our Senior Placement Service.