Presented by: Nancy Larson RN BSN
Nancy has been working as a hospice nurse for over 40 years. She has cared for patients & their families in the final days in Wisconsin, California, and Minnesota. Currently, Nancy is the Director of Nursing for Our Lady of Peace Hospice & Home Health Care. She manages a team that cares for both hospice & home health care patients wherever they call home. These arms of Our Lady of Peace help support our residential home which does not charge a daily room & board rate to families. Nancy belief that patients should continue to be treated with dignity & provided comfort in their final days. Focus is on Quality of Life.
Hospice is a special way of caring for people living with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice care provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and their families in whatever setting they call home. This presentation will define hospice and palliative care, describe hospice care services, explain eligibility criteria for hospice and the benefits of early admission, and discuss how hospices services are paid for.
By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
1. Describe hospice services and eligibility criteria
2. Describe how hospices services benefit patients and their families
3. Discuss the Hospice Medicare Benefit