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Nov. 1, 2021

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital introduces new Encircled Care program
New continued care services to help patients transition to next level of care

ANGOLA, Ind. – Today, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital announced its new Encircled Care program, which includes three new continued care lines: General Inpatient (GIP) Hospice, Chronic Care Management (CCM) and community-based Palliative Care. Encircled Care will provide additional support to chronically ill patients as they transition from one form of care to another. The goal of this program is to maintain patient independence and increase success by providing a clear road map for continued care.

General Inpatient Hospice Service

General inpatient hospice is a hospitalized service available to qualifying patients currently receiving hospice care or new to hospice services with unstable, severe symptoms.

General inpatient hospice service is a short-term hospital stay of 3-5 days. This service is designed to treat symptoms that have worsened, or that cannot be treated with the current treatment plan. Admission examples include:

  • Complex wound care and frequent dressing changes that cannot be managed in the home
  • Pain medication requiring either intravenous, subcutaneous, or intramuscular administration
  • Severe nausea and/or vomiting uncontrolled with oral medication

At Cameron Hospital, you are more than just a number on a screen. The team at Cameron Hospital has made it our mission to provide patients with the highest quality of care available.

Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management (CCM) is a program supported by Medicare where it focuses on helping patients with two or more chronic health conditions.  A chronic condition can limit some of your daily activities that have lasted longer than a year.  The CCM program can help with coordinating medications, appointments, therapies, and other services in your community. This program can help you feel more in control of your conditions.

The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics defines a chronic disease as lasting 3 months or more, that cannot be prevented by a vaccine, nor can be cured by treatment. Common qualifying chronic conditions for CCM services include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • and more

At Cameron Hospital, we understand the added stress multiple chronic medical conditions can add to a person. Our team is dedicated to providing each patient with the same high-quality, personalized care.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a set of specialized care services available to patients with serious, chronic, or life-threatening conditions. The goal of palliative care is to enhance a person’s overall current care by focusing on improving their quality of life. Palliative care can be started at the time of diagnosis or during treatment.

Any serious or chronic condition may qualify a person to receive palliative care from a licensed professional. These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Dementia
  • Heart failure
  • Parkinson’s disease

Cameron Hospital is dedicated to providing top-quality palliative care, aimed at providing each patient with a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs, and ensuring their quality of life is optimized.

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