Care Choices2018-04-05T19:34:28+00:00

Care Choices

Care Choices

Optimizing Quality of Life During Treatment

Care Choices is a unique care model supporting patients during life-prolonging treatment with hope for the best possible outcome.

While your doctor focuses on treating your illness, Unity will focus on you. Our diverse team of compassionate experts will remain at your side, helping you reach your physical, emotional and spiritual goals. In collaboration with your doctor, we will optimize your quality of life while controlling your pain and other symptoms. Together we will walk this journey so you can live each day to the fullest.

Optimizing Quality of Life During Treatment

Care Choices is a unique care model supporting patients during life-prolonging treatment with hope for the best possible outcome.

While your doctor focuses on treating your illness, Unity will focus on you. Our diverse team of compassionate experts will remain at your side, helping you reach your physical, emotional and spiritual goals. In collaboration with your doctor, we will optimize your quality of life while controlling your pain and other symptoms. Together we will walk this journey so you can live each day to the fullest.

Who is Eligible?

Care Choices is for individuals who:

  • Have a life expectancy of 6 months or less; and
  • Are receiving life-prolonging treatment; and
  • Meet Medicare program qualifications

Where is Care Provided?

  • Private homes

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Care Choices is covered by Medicare

What Is Provided?

  • Focus of care is optimizing your quality of life by treating you—physically, emotionally, spiritually
  • Focus of educating the patient on disease progression and what to expect for patient, family and caregiver
  • Care team home visits around the clock as needed
  • RN phone support around the clock
  • Education, support and grief counseling for patients, families and caregivers
  • Medication, supplies and equipment related to your diagnoses covered by Medicare

Why Choose Unity?

Unity is the only locally owned and operated nonprofit hospice in the region. With over 40 years’ experience as an innovator in hospice and palliative care, we are here to deliver strength, compassion and support. We remain committed to reinvest our financial resources back into patient care to improve the wellbeing of those in our community.

Nonprofit

Nonprofit hospices have been shown to provide*:

  • wider ranges of services
  • higher staff to patient ratios
  • a more comprehensive grief support program
  • charity care

*Source: National Hospice Survey Results For-Profit Status, JAMA Internal Medicine, April 2014

Most Experienced

Unity, the first hospice in the state of Wisconsin and the third in the nation, has provided high quality, compassionate end-of-life care for over 40 years. Trust that our well established protocols and seasoned staff will exceed your expectations of care.

Local Partnerships

Unity is the sole provider of inpatient hospice at Bellin Green Bay Hospital, Bellin Oconto Hospital, HSHS St. Clare Hospital, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Marinette Aurora Bay Area Medical Center and Door County Medical Center. We also partner with area nursing homes & assisted living facilities to ensure seamless care in all settings.

Rapid Response Time

Unity’s local care teams, coupled with our partnership with area pharmacies and agencies enable us to ensure prompt pain and symptom control as well emotional and spiritual support to patients and families.

Veteran Care

Our end-of-life experts are specially trained in recognizing and supporting the needs of Veterans while promoting dignity, appreciation and respect. Our Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program and other unique Veteran-centered services ensure a meaningful end-of-life journey.

Community Grief Support

Navigating through the grieving process after the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Unity’s grief programs support not only family and friends of Unity patients, but also all members of the community. Unity offers a broad offering of regional grief support groups including Generations, the area’s only support group for children and teens.

Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence

Unity’s Jack and Engrid Meng Residence provides an alternative care option for those seeking either around-the-clock skilled nursing care or temporary caregiver relief. Located on 34 acres in De Pere, Wisconsin, experience compassionate care in a private room.

Interested in learning more about Care Choices? Call us at (800) 990-9249 for questions or to schedule a free informational visit in your home.

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