Supportive Care Management

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Supportive Care Management

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Living your best with a life-limiting illness

Supportive Care Management, Unity’s palliative care program, is an option for patients battling a terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than two years.

Living your best with a life-limiting illness

Supportive Care Management, Unity’s palliative care program, is an option for patients battling a terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than two years.

What Are the Benefits of Supportive Care Management?

  • Focuses on the whole person (physically, emotionally and spiritually) rather than the disease
  • Improves quality of life
  • Ensures pain and symptom management wherever you call home
  • Eases emotional stress for patients and caregivers
  • Provides guidance and support to patients, families and caregivers

Who is eligible?

Supportive Care Management is for individuals who:

  • Have one or more of the following diagnoses:
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • AIDS Cancer (metastatic or hematologic)
    • End stage renal failure (aka ESRD or CKD V)
    • Dementia
    • Advanced liver disease or cirrhosis
    • Diabetes with severe complications (ischemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, or chronic kidney disease)
    • Hip fracture
    • COPD or interstitial lung disease – only if using home oxygen or ever hospitalized for the condition
    • CHF – only if ever hospitalized for the condition
  • Need assistance with at least 1 activity of daily living (ADL) which may include bathing, dressing, toileting, transfers, continence or feeding
  • Have experienced at least one hospitalization or skilled nursed facility stay in the past 12 months

What is provided?

  • Personalized care plan created and shared collaboratively with your primary doctor
  • Home based visits from Unity’s social worker, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and chaplain to address physical symptoms and spiritual needs of both you and your support system
  • Regular check-in calls from your personal care team
  • 24/7 access to Register Nurse telephone support
  • Medication prescription and management
  • Safety and mobility assessment
  • Assistance completing advance care planning documents with goals of care
  • Social worker access to community resources
  • Ongoing education about illness progression for the entire family

Where is care provided?

Unity’s care team makes visits anywhere you call home throughout our 13 county service area.

At Home

Stay in the familiar comfort of your own home, apartment or a family member’s home

At Partner Facilities

Receive an extra layer of supportive care at area assisted living facilities and nursing homes

How is it paid for?

Supported Care Management is covered by private insurance and private pay. Prior to enrolling in Unity’s Supportive Care Management program, we will verify your insurance coverage and review program benefit details with you during an admission visit. As a nonprofit organization, Unity also offers CommUnity Care, a financial assistance program. If you do not have health insurance, financial assistance may be available. Unity billing coordinators will work with you to determine if you qualify for CommUnity Care.

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.

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