Paliativo

[vc_section css=".vc_custom_1552704625376{padding-top: -60px !important;}"][vc_row hide_bg_image_on_tablet="" hide_bg_image_on_mobile="" css=".vc_custom_1552704669307{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2" icons_position="left"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1552704539786{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"]Brisas Paliativo (Brisas Palliative) provides specialized “at home” health care services for patients with chronic diseases. Our focus is to offer continuity in the treatment process, as well as physical, psychosocial and spiritual support. The main objective is to improve the quality of life of both the patient and his family. This service is meant for patients with chronic illnesses who leave the hospital, but still do not qualify for hospice.

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Who is eligible for these benefits?

The patient is elible for palliative care when:

• They have an advanced disease or a diagnosis with a high risk of life-limiting morbidity and mortality.

• They do not have a predictable forecast.

• Are not eligible nor interested in choosing formal hospice services.

• Is confined to the home, commonly due to multiple chronic diseases, including cognitive impairment with functional limitations and decrease.

• They experience significant symptoms associated with advanced illnesses.

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Services that are covered:

Principal:

Medical Services - are offered with a minimum frequency of 1 visit per month and whenever necessary, according to how critical the patient’s condition is. Services include management of vitals, symptoms and pain relief so that the patient can experience a better quality of life.

Infirmary Services – to evaluate and asses current vitals and symptoms, and monitors them with a minimum frequency of 1 visit per week, up to 2 to 3 weekly visits, according to the patient's condition and needs.

Social Services - assesses psychosocial needs that affect or prevent establishing the patient care protocol, and then offers the necessary support and resources. Minimum visits - 1 per month or according to the needs of the patient/caregiver.

Chaplain Services - evaluates the spiritual needs of the patient and/or caregiver that affect the acceptance process of the patient's health condition, in order to offer the necessary support. Minimum visits - 1 per month or according to the needs of the patient/caregiver.

Support services, according to need:

Hospice Assistant - offered as a support resource to the caregiver for help with patient’s hygiene/bath. It is offered from 2 to 5 visits per week or as needed.

Housekeeper - available as a support resource to the caregiver to help with chores and patient care such as, bathroom assistance, cleaning the patient’s room, washing clothes, preparing meals for the patient, amongst others, according to need. This service is evaluated by social worker to determine the frequency that it will be assigned according to the needs of the patient and their caregiver.

Other services:

Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy - are offered when ordered by the doctor, for dealing with pain relief or other symptoms related to the terminal illness.

Nutritionist - by medical order according to the patient's need.

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EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND COVERED MEDICA TIONS

Durable Medical Equipment:

The durable medical equipment within the scope of coverage must be ordered by the physician and in accordance to the patient’s needs to relieve and manage his condition. Delivery will be prioritized according to the date it was ordered.

Position bed
Wheel chair
Oxygen tank
Oxygen concentrator
Crane
Suction machine
Respiratory therapy machine
Others

 

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Medical Supplies:

Medical supplies will be available for weekly delivery according to the patient's need. Some of the medical supplies that are covered are:

Gloves
Gauze
Foley catheter
Disposable diapers
Under pads
Doctor’s tape
Nutritional supplements
Others

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