What To Expect

Our team at Blue Monarch comes to your loved one, wherever that might be at the time of care. This enables care to happen in their home, assisted living center, nursing home, or hospital.

Getting Started with Hospice Care

Knowing when it’s the right time for hospice care can be difficult. It should always be discussed with your loved one and their physician. Below are a few helpful guidelines to determine when it is time for hospice:

  • It is believed the patient has 6 months or less to live.
  • The patient is rapidly declining, despite medical treatment.
  • The patient prefers to forego treatment and live more comfortably.

The exact length of hospice care varies from patient to patient. Many hospice patients begin receiving care when it is believed they are in the final 6 months of life. Keep in mind that hospice can end and restart at any time.

Meeting With Our Care Team

Our hospice care team consists of a physician, medical director, nurse, hospice aide, social worker, case managers, chaplain, and volunteers. Each of them will meet with you and your family on a schedule that suits your timeframe and needs.

They will offer guidance as to the best approach of comfort and care for your loved one. While they are there to provide care and meet the needs of your loved one, you and your family are in control as to how much care is provided and specifically what that looks like each day and week.

Getting Started with Hospice Care

Once the paperwork is completed and signed, your loved one is admitted to hospice care. Our team will discuss medical history, current physical symptoms, and life expectancy. Additionally, the following ongoing services will be provided:

  • Consistent visits by our team, often one at a time
  • Any necessary medication will be provided
  • Emotional and psychosocial services will be incorporated into the overall care plan
  • Medical equipment will be delivered
  • You and your family will be updated regularly by our team on the health status of your loved one

The exact length of hospice care varies from patient to patient. Many hospice patients begin receiving care when it is believed they are in the final 6 months of life. Keep in mind that hospice can end and restart at any time.

Compassionate Care with Blue Monarch

Blue Monarch Hospice was founded by husband and wife nurses, Raphael Akobundu and Britt Akobundu, looking to improve both end-of-life care and the treatment of healthcare workers. During his career, Raphael noticed a gap in customer service and patient care in regards to patients’ transition to hospice. As a result, he and Britt started Blue Monarch.

Our experienced staff specializes in providing state-of-the-art comprehensive care to your loved ones, enabling them to transition peacefully.

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Our Mission

We promise to provide optimal, compassionate care through a patient-centered approach, one patient, one family at a time.

Meaning of Blue Monarch Logo

The blue butterfly symbolizes a calming acceptance of transformation and change.

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