Guiding your journey
A typical hospice journey begins with a prospective patient and often times, a family in need of support and guidance. Let Brighton Bridge Hospice help guide your journey.
One of the most common sentiments from families who have been helped by hospice care is that they wish they would have known about hospice care sooner.
A patient or family member can contact Brighton Bridge Hospice for information. Early contact helps patients and families make informed decisions regarding their care options. Understanding the role of hospice and obtaining information about Brighton Bridge Hospice may be very helpful in the decision making process.
If a patient or family chooses the path of hospice, our staff will contact the patient’s primary physician to determine the medical appropriateness for hospice services.
Often times, we are contacted by a hospital discharge planner or physician after they have discussed the need for hospice care with the patient and family. If a decision is made to journey with us someone with Brighton Bridge Hospice will contact you to discuss hospice care.
At Brighton Bridge Hospice we are aware that not every patient is the same nor is every Hospice. Every patient and family has different needs, wishes and expectations in their final journey. The goal of our staff is to make our patients and their families are our priority. At Brighton Bridge we will go above and beyond to ensure comfort, and provide compassion and support.
Call 337-639-9200 or 888-878-0337 for information or with referrals without obligation.
We have all felt the loneliness of grief at some time or another. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve after the loss of a loved one, most discover how to eventually move on with that process. Brighton Bridge Hospice is there to help you along this journey.
Brighton Bridge Hospice has a Bereavement Care Counselor and social workers available to support our patient as well as their families. In addition to bereavement services, which include personal visits, phone calls, answering questions and providing helpful information concerning the grief process, our staff offers a yearly memorial service. This service is a time for your family and our staff to honor the life of your loved one.
Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies.
Criteria for hospice services must be met to keep hospice true to its purpose and goal. To be eligible, the patient must have:
- A terminal disease process with a prognosis of 6 months or less, if the illness runs its normal course.
- No plans for further aggressive or curative treatment.
- The patient, our Medical Director, and any attending physician must approve the referral to hospice before services can begin.
- Physician Services
- Nursing Care
- Social Services
- Hospice Nurse Aides
- Trained Volunteers