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Hospice Care of South Florida

7270 N.W. 12 street

Miami, FL, 33126

(305) 591-1606

Dedicated to providing patients and their families excellence.

About Us

Hospice Care of South Florida is a not for profit organization, serving the multi-cultural Miami Dade County community.

The company was founded in 1991, in order to meet the needs of the increasing number of terminally ill patients in our community.

The Administrative Staff of Hospice Care of South Florida began serving the Miami Community as a Medicare Home Health provider in 1975. It was one of the pioneer home health care programs in South Florida and the first with a fully bilingual Staff providing services to the Hispanic Community.

Hospice Services

Criteria for Admission

Upon a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, patients and their family members should discuss with their physicians, their choices for care. If a decision has been made to stop aggressive treatment, Hospice and the palliative care it provides, is an option. A physician must certify that the patient has a life limiting illness that meets the Hospice guidelines. A patient may remain in Hospice as long as his/her condition continues to decline, in accordance with established Hospice guidelines.

Services Provided by Hospice Care/Levels of Care

Most Hospice patients live at home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home.
Routine home Hospice care covers the services of the interdisciplinary team, medications and equipment related to the terminal illness. Other categories of care are available when needed:

  • Emotional, spiritual and physical care and support for patients and their family members.
  • Personal care and assistance with bathing and other activities of daily living.
  • Medical and nursing care: pain management and symptom control.
  • Respite care for caregivers.
  • Assistance with shopping and other errands for the patient.
  • Information to patients and family members regarding community resources available to assist them.
  • Bereavement counseling and support to family members.
  • Educating family members in regards to patient care, medications and sign and symptoms of end of life.

Care services

Inpatient Care

Sometimes pain or the symptoms of the terminal illness, cannot be controlled at home and the patient is taken to a hospital or other inpatient care center. When these symptoms are under control, the patient returns home. Hospice usually covers the cost of inpatient room and board for such specific stays.

Respite Care

Many patients have their own caregivers, often family members. Occasionally, it may be necessary to provide caregivers with respite time.

Continuous Care

Sometimes a patient has a medical crisis that needs continuous care. When this happens, we can arrange for inpatient care or Hospice Care of South Florida personnel to provide continuous care in the home. When the crisis is over, the patient is returned to routine home care.

The Interdisciplinary Team

Hospice Care includes the services of an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals who work together with the patient and immediate family members, to develop a plan of care that is appropriate for the patient. Among these team members are:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Admission Coordinators
  • Certified Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Chaplain/Pastoral Care Counselors
  • Volunteers
  • Bereavement Facilitators