24 hr Hospice Care in Birmingham, AL.
Affinity Hospice is proud to offer professional, expert, and courteous
hospice care with a touch of personal and caring attention.
We offer a full range of care services.
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A treatment used with a medication to aid its effect.
Written or verbal instructions for your care if you are unable to make decisions.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
A procedure used when a patient′s heart stops beating; it can involve compressions of the chest or electrical stimulation.
A doctor with special training or experience who is called in to assist the primary attending physician in matters that need more specialized care.
Coordination of Care
An approach in which all members of the medical team work together to plan for a patient′s care in the hospital and for discharge.
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
A document that designates the person you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable.
Similar to a durable power of attorney for healthcare: a document that designates the person you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable.
Services provided in the home, such as nursing and physical therapy.
Considered a model of quality care, hospice focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients with a life expectancy of months, not years. Hospice involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support. The emphasis is on caring, not curing. In most cases hospice care is provided to a patient in his or her own home. It also can be provided in freestanding hospice facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
The process of providing water or fluid by mouth, tube, or intravenously.
The process of inserting a tube into a patient′s lungs to help with breathing.
Medical treatments that aim to cure or remedy an illness.
A document stating a patient′s wishes regarding medical treatments.
Care that supports patients with chronic impairment for an indefinite period of time; it is provided in nursing facilities, at home or in the community.
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
A class of pain medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin.
A class of pain medications that have some opiate narcotic properties but are not derived from opium.
To relieve the symptoms of a disease or disorder.
The medical specialty focused on relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life. Palliative care is appropriate at any point in an illness and can be provided at the same time as curative treatment.
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
A surgical procedure for inserting a tube into the stomach to provide nutrition and hydration.
Primary Attending Physician
A patient′s main doctor, who coordinates all referrals to specialists.
Similar to CPR, a protocol used when a patient′s heart stops beating; it can involve compressions of the chest or electrical stimulation.
Short-term care in a nursing facility, usually for physical therapy.
A feeling a patient has that indicates a disorder or disease.
A machine that breathes for a patient when he or she is unable to do so independently.
If two or more of these indicators are present, hospice should be considered.
- Providing Treatment And Emotional Care To Both The Patient And The Patient’s Loved Ones
- Assistance With Advance Directives Such As A Living Will
- Supporting The Family And Loved Ones Through Education And Counseling
- Symptom Relief
- Pain Control
- Medication Costs That Are Related To The Terminal Illness
- Medical Equipment And Supplies
- Respite Care (Relief For Family Caregivers)
- Ongoing Support Through Bereavement
What are people saying?
This company truly goes above and beyond what is expected from hospice services. If you are looking for the best care for your loved one, you should definitely give them a call to see what sets them apart from the competition.
I love the people who represent Affinity and the care they give each and every member of their services, making one big family.
Affinity Hospice goes above and beyond what it takes to provide care for their patients…I would recommend Affinity to anyone who has a loved requiring more care…
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