Hospice

Compassionate, End-of-Life Care

Turn to Aurora Health at Home’s hospice program for medical care, comfort and support if you or a loved one needs help with care decisions at the end of life. Our hospice professionals work with people of all ages and their families to provide peace and dignity. 

The Aurora Health at Home Difference

Providing the End of Life Care and Support You and Your Family Need

As a leading provider of pediatric and adult hospice in Wisconsin, we can personalize benefits and services to your family’s needs. We offer:

  • Care where you need it: Depending on your needs, we offer hospice services in many settings, including:
    • Hospitals
    • Nursing homes
    • Assisted living
    • Your home
    • Group homes
  • Acute hospice care: Aurora Zilber Family Hospice offers short-term inpatient hospice care in a peaceful residential setting. The care we provide helps people who have acute pain and need help managing their symptoms. Learn more about Zilber Family Hospice.
  • Respite care: Temporary hospice services are available in a nursing home or other skilled care facility for up to 5 days.
  • Real-time support: Our Telehospice service remotely monitors your symptoms each day. Hospice-trained Telehealth nurses offer immediate support for physical and emotional concerns. Learn more about our Telehospice program.
  • Veterans for Veterans Hospice Program: We offer service members a chance to volunteer in our program. We pair them with military veterans in our hospice care to provide comfort, understanding and a listening ear.
  • Grief support program: We provide support to families for 13 months after a loved one passes. Our help includes:
    • Support groups
    • Workshops
    • Individual grief support through phone calls and 1-on-1 meetings
    • Bereavement newsletter and educational literature

How We Help

Deciding It’s Time for Hospice Care

Choosing hospice care is a very personal decision. Perhaps you no longer want treatment meant to provide a cure, or maybe your doctors believe such treatment won’t continue working. At Aurora Health at Home, we’re here for you, offering you and your family compassionate hospice care.

It may be time for hospice services if you:

Our Hospice Services

Our hospice care supports you and your family in several areas – medical, physical, emotional and spiritual. We provide a range of services, including:

  • Medical care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Infusion therapy
  • Telehospice
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Spiritual services
  • Anticipatory grief and bereavement support

Meet Your Hospice Team

Our hospice professionals work together with you and your family to ensure that we meet your goals for end-of-life care. Your hospice team includes:

  • Doctor: oversees your medical care and advises the hospice team
  • Nurse: coordinates your care, focusing on pain and symptom management
  • Pharmacist: consults on any medication issues
  • Social worker: coordinates additional community resources for your family
  • Dietitian: specializes in end-of-life nutritional needs
  • Counselor: provides bereavement support and counseling
  • Chaplain: provides counseling and coordinates any spiritual support you need
  • Home health aide: assists with your day-to-day personal care

What to Expect

Starting Home Hospice Care

More than 95% of the people who choose hospice receive their care at home. If you and your doctor decide to start home hospice, you can expect:

  • Assessment: A nurse evaluates your needs and your family’s needs for hospice care. Needs are then reassessed on an ongoing basis.
  • Hospice visits: Your case manager nurse will visit based on your condition, modifying the visit schedule as needs change.
  • 24/7 helpline: The helpline answers questions related to hospice care and arranges further care when needed.
  • Telehospice: Families using our Telehospice program complete a daily questionnaire, allowing Telehospice nurses to monitor symptoms between visits.

The Aurora Zilber Family Hospice

When you or your loved one needs continuous hospice care for acute pain or symptoms, we offer short-term, inpatient hospice care. 

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