Marathon, Florida Hospice Provider
About Amedisys Hospice Services in Florida Keys/Marathon
Amedisys Hospice Care in Florida Keys/Marathon gives patients facing a terminal illness the freedom to live each day to its fullest by offering comfort, dignity, quality of life and time. We’re located on the Overseas Highway, less than a mile from the Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport. We proudly serve patients in Monroe County, providing hospice in Key West, Big Pine Key, Marathon, Islamorada, Tavernier, Key Largo, Long Key, Key Colony Beach, Summerland Key, Marathon Shores and other nearby communities.
We work in close coordination with you, your family and your doctor to deliver high-quality hospice care, and we’re here for you around the clock. We are blessed and humbled to be part of each patient’s journey and will treat you and your loved ones with the highest respect.
Hospice Care Services in Florida Keys/Marathon
At Amedisys Hospice Care in Marathon, we take the time to understand your unique needs. Our compassionate hospice care team works to meet your needs, whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual. Some of the services we offer include:
Hospice nurses help manage pain and symptoms, educate loved ones, and assist with other nursing needs, such as wound care. We also have a nurse on call 24/7 for urgent needs.
Our hospice medical director can work with the patient’s doctor to create a plan of care that meets your needs.
Home Health Aides
Home health aides bring a heartfelt smile and emotional support while they help with bathing, dressing, grooming and other personal needs.
Social Work Services
Social workers offer emotional support, guidance with end-of-life planning resources, and tools for coping with feelings like grief.
A hospice chaplain learns about your family’s spiritual needs and provides support that aligns with your beliefs and values.
Hospice volunteers provide comfort and compassion by reading, playing games or music, or doing other favorite activities with patients.
Hospice offers comfort during a painful time. Bereavement counselors support loved ones as they work through grief and other feelings.
Respite care gives family caregivers a break. Patients spend up to 5 days/5 nights in a third-party inpatient setting, then return home.
General Inpatient Care
Hospice manages short-term care at a third-party inpatient facility to support the patient with crises, such as pain and symptom management. We also provide routine home care and continuous home care for eligible patients.
Other services may include dietary counseling and physical, occupational and speech therapy. Hospice coverage includes medications, medical equipment and supplies for the hospice diagnosis and related conditions.
How Hospice Care HelpsReceiving our hospice care in the Florida Keys has several benefits:
- Hospice care is provided in the comfort of your own home, wherever you call home. This includes a private residence, assisted living and other settings.
- Hospice costs are typically 100% covered by Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration and private insurance for eligible patients.
- We consider it an honor to care for patients and their loved ones. For us, providing hospice in Marathon is a personal mission, in addition to a professional one. You may find us out in our community at the Miami-Dade Heart Walk or Step Out South Florida supporting our patients and families.
- Hospice care provides education, resources, respite care and bereavement support for loved ones.
- You can get help 24/7 if needed.
- With the high level of support offered in hospice care, you may be able to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital.
- Research shows people on hospice care can live longer than those who don’t receive hospice.
The Growing Aging Population in the Florida KeysThe Florida Keys is a popular retirement destination. We also have many local residents choosing to age in place in South Florida. Some of the top causes of death in Monroe County are cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Research shows Florida Keys residents are getting diagnosed with cancer at late stages compared to statewide averages. This means too many seniors aren’t getting timely treatment or the full benefit of hospice care.
At Amedisys Hospice Care in Marathon, it isn’t enough to us to provide expert medical care. We get to know our patients and their families and develop genuine connections. This allows us to fulfill your wishes and become part of a strong support system.
When you or a loved one is faced with a terminal illness, deciding what to do next can be overwhelming. Call Amedisys Hospice Care in the Florida Keys/Marathon at (305) 602-8137 or fill out the form on this page. Our team can answer any questions you have and talk through your needs and wishes.
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