Hospice of Okeechobee

  

 

The Hamrick Home Approved by the State to Offer Additional Services

 

In September, 2009 Hospice of Okeechobee received approval from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to provide Inpatient Level of Care services at The Hamrick Home.  The Hamrick Home is a twelve bed hospice residence located here in Okeechobee.  It has been lovingly accepting patients since 2006.

 

The new services that will now be offered at The Hamrick Home will allow individuals to avoid a hospital stay if they are experiencing symptom control issues.  For example, hospice patients might come to the facility to receive help with issues related to pain control or for breathing problems.  They would stay for a few days to have their medications properly adjusted and then be able to return to their own homes.  Hospice staff would then continue to provide follow up care at the patient’s home.

 

Patients will find the homelike environment of The Hamrick Home more pleasing and  comfortable than an institutional setting.  The facility makes it easy for family members and friends to visit during their short stay.  Competent loving hospice nurses will be available to attend to the patient twenty four hours a day.

 

The Hamrick Home will continue to provide the long term care that it is renowned for. Hospice patients have often chosen to live at the facility for several months and we will continue to provide these services as well.    

 

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