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 MEET GUARDIAN HOSPICE
Contacting Guardian................................1 Calling After Hours...................................2 Letter to Patients and Loved Ones ..........4 Circle of Care ...........................................5 Our Mission ..............................................6 Our Commitment to Veterans..................7 Frequently Asked Questions....................8 Myths & Facts.........................................10 Levels of Care.........................................11 Meet your Care Team.............................12 Benefits of Hospice ................................14 Additional Services.................................15
KEEPING YOU COMFORTABLE
Pain & Symptom Management ..............17 Controlling Pain......................................19 Identifying Pain ......................................20 Managing Discomforts...........................21
- Shortness of Breath
- Constipation
- Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea - Anxiety/Restlessness
- Other Discomfort
WOUNDS
Preventing Pressure Ulcers.....................28 Protecting Against Infection ..................29 Nutritional Information...........................30 Artificial Nutrition & Hydration ..............32
KEEPING YOU SAFE
Basic Home Safety .................................34 Fire Safety .............................................35 Oxygen Safety .......................................36 Disaster Preparedness ...........................37 Medical Equipment / Troubleshoot .......40
CAREGIVER / PATIENT INFO.
Emotional Concerns ...............................41 Guardian’s Support Groups....................44
- Life after Loss
- Caregiver Coffee Break
Comfort Measures..................................45 Anticipating Changes.............................47 Knowing What to Expect .......................48 Experiencing Grief .................................50
COMMUNICATION
Personal Planning Checklist ...................52 To My Loved Ones .................................53 Personal Information ..............................54 Documents & Personal Papers...............55 My Preferences for the Service ..............56 Cemetery Instructions ............................57 Information for Obituary ........................58 Survivor’s Checklist.................................59
PRACTICAL MATTERS
Advance Directives.................................60 La POST Factsheet .................................62
- LaPOST Document
- Living Will
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Advance Directive Status
- Controlled Substance Disposal Record - Medication Administration Record
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Non-Discrimination Policy......................82 Patient Rights and Responsibilities ...83 Notice of Privacy Practices................85 Grievance Procedure.........................90
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