NEK Multi-County Health Dept., Inc.

Hospice

NEK Multi-County Hospice is a not-for-profit, Medicare-Medicaid certified agency serving Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson and Nemaha counties. NEK Hospice offers on-call services 24 hours per day, seven days per week. 

 

Our mission is to provide outstanding, multi-disciplinary COMFORT CARE, focusing on the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of our patients and their loved ones during the end of life process. 

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a service provided for individuals that have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. It is care provided in the home or nursing facility, designed specifically to manage end of life symptoms such as pain control and discomfort. Hospice also specializes in assisting with the emotional, spiritual, and social impact of the illness on the patient and the patient's loved ones. 


Hospice Objectives

  • Manage pain and control symptoms
  • Provide personal care to ensure comfort
  • Provide needed medications, medial supplies and equipment
  • Assist patient and loved ones with the emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying
  • Encourage and educate family/care givers on how to provide care for the patient
  • Make short term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home or the caregiver needs respite time
  • Provide bereavement counseling to family and friends

For More Information, Please Contact Danielle at 785-742-1966
NEK Hospice Philosophy

NEK Multi-County Hospice provides professional, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. NEK Hospice focuses on caring- not curing- and providing a comfortable home environment for your loved ones that is respectful and promotes care while maintaining dignity. 



Multi-Disciplinary Team

  • Physician Medical Director
  • Patient's Primary Care Physician
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Certified Home Health Aides
  • Chaplain
  • Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteers
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Support

Eligibility Criteria

A physician's referral stating the patient's terminal diagnosis is needed for admission to Hospice. This can be obtained by the patient, patient's family and/or durable power of attorney, or a NEK Hospice nurse can assist by consulting the physician on the patient's behalf. NEK Hospice will provide consultations for patients at any time. A Hospice nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide assistance. NEK accepts private insurance, such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.
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