Hospices in Atlanta
Booking at a hospice in atlanta is as easy as picking up the phone, contacting a nurse, asking a few questions and signing your family member up for hospice care. What is not easy is finding out which hospice site makes the most sense for you and your family. There are so many of them that if you just type “hospice care” and your city’s name into Google’s search engine, you can spend a lot of time sifting through the results listed. My friend found a better way to narrow down her options to pick a long-term care facility where her family member can feel at home.
The Phone is Your Friend
First, she did some good fashioned investigation. Sure, she started on the internet, like most folks would in that position. However, she took a look at the websites listed on the first couple of pages of Google. She was looking for a well planned site that gave as much information as possible to entice family members to call to learn more. One of her main deal-breakers was a site that was not updated and did not have basics like services, hours and contact information listed. When you are looking for a place for your mother, father, sibling or spouse to call home in their final moments, the last thing you want is to choose a place that is comfortable skimping on quality with the basics. After all, if they can not be bothered with a nice website, what else might they be comfortable forgoing when it comes to the care of your family member?
Once the website met her standards, she called up each place with a list of questions. Some websites she found had really nice blogs that answered a lot of her most basic questions. She took that as a good sign. A hospice facility that uses its website to educate potential clients is one that is sure to take pride in the care of your family member. The places she called were friendly and what ultimately influenced her to go with one over the other was insurance costs.
Taking the Tour
My friend said she would have taken a tour of the facilities if more than one of them had insurance options that met her needs. I thought that was an excellent idea. It makes sense to get a first-hand idea of the facility by scheduling a tour. Most hospice care staff members are accustomed to family members of potential patients touring the place to get an idea of the type of care their loved ones might receive. They appreciate it as well. It shows them that they can count on you to be an advocate for your loved one and gives them peace of mind as well.
If you are looking for a hospice care for your loved one or yourself, some simple due diligence will go a long way to making sure you select a place that is right. Internet research, phone calls and on-site tours are just a few ways to take great care in selecting the perfect hospice care facility.…