Sutton Gardens aims to create a tranquil, compassionate environment. We understand it can be an extremely delicate time when you or someone you love decides hospice care is their best option. Our staff consists of attentive, sympathetic individuals who provide the finest care to our residents and guests.
Sutton Gardens promotes a safe environment that respects the wishes of our hospice care patients. We help you determine which hospice program is right for you or your loved one. We then collaborate on a comprehensive end-of-life plan.
What Is Hospice Care?
Hospice care, or palliative care, is a type of healthcare for individuals with a terminal illness. Hospice is for those with an incurable disease or condition who opt to forgo medical treatment. Many people enroll in hospice care when recovery is unlikely or their illness has become too difficult to manage.
Individuals with a severe condition or illness with a high risk of death generally choose hospice care. Physicians recommend this option when a severe illness negatively affects an individual’s quality of life or when they cannot function on their own. Some examples of common diseases and conditions that may result in hospice care are:
- Heart failure
- Chronic obstructive lung disease
Hospice aims to treat the individual and their symptoms rather than the illness. It helps to improve the quality of life but does not take any measures to delay death. Instead, it aids in providing maximum comfort and care towards the end of life. Hospice care aims to manage patients’ pain and other symptoms to make them feel at ease.
Determining if or when a person should receive end-of-life care can be an overwhelming decision. At Sutton Gardens, we have a trusted, dedicated hospice team. We devote our time to providing comfort and understanding to our patients and family members.
The Benefits of Hospice Care
Hospice care has many benefits for the individual experiencing illness as well as their family and friends. For example, family members may face extreme pressure and difficulty giving adequate care to their sick loved ones. In addition, many people feel overwhelmed and have difficulty coping when confronting these situations and decisions.
Sutton Gardens hospice program provides support and resources to help family members during their loved one’s illness and grieving process. Besides counseling your loved ones, hospice generally offers better pain and symptom care. As a result, the individual does not have to endure unnecessary tests or take unneeded medication.
Another benefit of hospice care is the access to our knowledgeable staff that will help you create a detailed plan customized to the terminally ill patient. Having a plan is beneficial not only to the sick individual but also to their family. It states the person’s wishes and can be a comfort, reassuring them they will receive attentive treatment.
Features and Amenities
Sutton Gardens provides an array of features and amenities that make our residents feel safe and secure. Our staff understands the hardship and number of emotions people experience when deciding on end-of-life care. We provide emotional support, advance care planning, pain management, and therapy services.
In addition to hospice, Sutton Garden also provides care options for:
- Assisted living
- Enhanced assisted living
- Short-term stays
- On-site nursing
We also provide a wide range of amenities to help our residents feel at home. We provide housekeeping, laundry services, private and semi-private rooms, heating and air conditioning, 24-hour staff, and case management services. In addition to these amenities, we also provide:
- On-site beauty salon
- Social and entertainment events
- Pharmacy and lab services
- Dining services
- Fitness program
- Emergency alert system
- Direct TV flat screens
- On-call doctor
To learn more about our extensive number of features and amenities, call Sutton Gardens today to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members.
Costs and Insurance Coverage
Costs for hospice care can vary widely depending on the type of program you choose. Generally, private insurance companies along with most Medicare and Medicaid plans will cover part of the cost.
Older individuals who are Medicare covered are eligible to enroll in hospice care if a doctor confirms they have six months or less to live. The person with the terminal illness will most likely have to sign a statement. This statement confirms their wish for hospice care rather than receive active treatment.
For any questions or concerns about insurance coverage or the costs of hospice, contact the staff at Sutton Gardens. We will be happy to review our hospice programs and discuss payment options.
Contact Sutton Gardens
Sutton Gardens employs a compassionate, professional team who goes above and beyond for all of our residents. Our staff prides themselves on delivering the best individualized care for each patient. Each person who enters our doors feels respected and valued.
The staff at Sutton Gardens are here to answer all your hospice care questions and address any concerns you or a family member may have. Contact us today to request a tour of our facilities or to learn more about our services.
Sutton Gardens provides compassionate hospice care and enhanced assisted living for individuals in the Flushing, NY, area. Contact us today at (718) 461-1923 to learn more about our services or to schedule a tour.