Wichita Hospice Services Now Available at Specialized Home Care

June 08, 2023 at 16:20

Wichita, KS – Specialized Home Care is pleased to announce that it has expanded services to include hospice care for patients in the Wichita area. Hospice is end-of-life care provided by skilled medical professionals who provide medical, psycho-social, spiritual, and volunteer support to patients and their loved ones. Specialized Home Care Hospice care focuses on palliative or comfort care at the end of life when further life-sustaining treatments are either not warranted or are not desired by the patient and their loved ones.

Specialized Home Care is a hospice provider in Wichita, KS. Their services have been recognized and certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a modern healthcare agency. Specialized Home Care services include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aides. The Specialized Home Care team of specialists also includes skilled nursing professionals, medical social workers, and home health aides. Specialized Home Care creates specialized plans for optimal recovery for families dealing with loved ones recently injured or with a chronic condition.


In 2018, Americans spent $3.65 trillion on healthcare, of which 365 billion dollars were spent on end-of-life care. The end-of-life costs at hospitals was noticeably more significant than the end-of-cost for hospices; according to a 2019 study by Trella Health, a healthcare data analytics company, patients who chose not to use their hospice benefit spent up to $27,455 more on medical treatment than those who did during their final months of life. Compared to patients brought for a mid-term stay, patients who received hospice earlier in their illnesses saved an average of $14,000 in healthcare costs over the final three months of life.

Kathryn Fisher, DPT, said, "Our Wichita location is excited to announce the continuation of our care through hospice services. Although this is a new service line for our location, our staff comes with over a decade of hospice experience. It has been our pleasure to serve the Wichita area for two years, and we remain dedicated to serving our patients, their families, providers, and our community partners."

Specialized Home Care provides skilled nursing, physical, occupational, home health care, and now hospice. Their services also include medical social services and patient care regardless of age or disability. Their services are tailored to each patient's individual needs, and they take pride in offering compassionate care to those individuals and their families. In addition to the professional clinical services they provide, their experienced team also focuses on family education, emotional support, and home safety education. Hospice Support Services in Wichita provided in Wichita include grief and loss support, and emotional and spiritual support.

When a loved one passes away, it's common for family members to experience a range of emotions and bodily reactions, which can leave them dealing with intense sorrow and new obstacles. People who have experienced a loss must be able to openly discuss their experiences, thoughts, and reactions at this challenging time. The Bereavement Support Service at Hospice Specialized Home Care in Wichita provides friends and family the assistance they require as they begin this journey. They can acknowledge the death, receive assistance with the more pressing issues of living while grieving, share their pain, sadness, tears, memories, and stories, and gain insight into their experiences from a dedicated pool of volunteers working one-on-one either by phone, in person, or online.

Emotional and spiritual support is essential because severe sickness can result in a wide range of distress. Although dealing with a significant illness can result in mental and spiritual pain, there is also bodily discomfort. An important aspect of hospice care is attending to terminally ill patients' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

For more information about Specialized Home Care and its hospice services, please visit www.specializedhomecare.com or call 316-249-9908.

"The Specialized Hospice team is made up of nurses, home health aides, social workers, and chaplains with decades of hospice experience among us, most of it in this community. The opportunity to bring so many gifted clinicians together at Specialized Home Care & Hospice allows us to provide our patients and families with the high-quality, compassion-driven end-of-life care they deserve. It has been such a pleasure forming this team, and the support provided by Specialized has been all we could have asked for," said Jarrod Bush, Hospice Director.


For more information about Specialized Home Care, contact the company here:

Specialized Home Care
Jarrod Bush
(316) 941-9698
1861 N Rock Rd #380 Wichita, KS 67206