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Levels of Care

Paula J Barber

Paula J. Baber Hospice Home
UnityPoint Health - Trinity 
Highland Park Campus




"Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude for your exemplary kindness and assistance in the final days of our dear father's and husband's journey in life. Our family has the utmost faith and trust in the hospice program and in the very special people who work in hospice. You have truly given us all an inspiration with your loving tenderness and gentleness bestowed upon our dear loved one."

The James Trauger Family

Care that Meets Your Specific Needs

The Paula J. Baber Hospice Home offers three levels of care in order to meet the specific needs of each patient:

General Inpatient Care

General Inpatient Care is available for pain and symptom management that is not able to be achieved in the home-setting. A patient may also use this level of care for the actively dying process if family members are unable to perform the necessary care.

This care is 100% covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. It is considered short-term, generally lasting two weeks or less.

Inpatient Respite Care

Respite care offers a break for the patient's primary caregiver.  The task of providing care 24 hours a day can be exhausting. By bringing a patient into respite care, the caregiver can get some much needed rest. It has also been used to allow a caregiver the opportunity to get away to an important family gathering such as a birth, graduation or wedding. Our goal is always to get the patient back to their own home, if possible.

This care is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances but is limited to five days. 

Residential Care

Residential Care allows patients to stay in the comfort of their own home while receiving quality hospice care.

This level of care is paid privately by the patient. After thirty days, the hospice staff evaluates the patient's needs and dis-cusses options of care with the patient and family. It may be possible to return home with hired caregivers or nursing home placement may be necessary.