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HealthKeeperz Hospice
241B Singleton Ridge Road
Conway, SC 29526

Phone: 843-347-5661
Fax: 843-347-5667
Website: http://www.healthkeeperz.com

Contact:
Kristina Crane, MSW, Director of Hospice
kcrane@healthkeeperz.com

Organizational mission or general goals:
HealthKeeperz Hospice provides care to those individuals who are facing a life threatening illness, such as Alzheimers, Heart Disease, Lung Disease, or Cancer. Our services encompass an integrated philosophy of care to address not only the medical and physical nature of a disease, but also the emotional and spiritual challenges that arise. HealthKeeperz is committed to caring for the patient, as well as supporting those whose lives are touched by the patient. The focus of care always points toward quality of life and meeting the needs of the patient, on their terms.

Primary services provided:
HealthKeeperz provides 24 hour on call availability of a Registered Nurse (RN) for urgent medical needs and symptom management. A RN will also visit the patient 1-7 times per week, based on the medical needs of the individual. Our social worker provides emotional support and counseling to assist the patient and family in adjusting to the progression of the illness. The social worker is also available to assess needs in the home and make appropriate referrals for financial, legal or caregiver assistance. HealthKeeperz is proud to be the leader of hospice providers by offering Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) services 10 hours per week for each patient. This service addresses the personal care needs of the patient as well as providing respite for the caregivers. Spiritual support for the patient and caregiver is also offered by a HealthKeeperz Chaplain. In addition, volunteers are available to provide companionship, respite, errands or many other avenues to assist the families HealthKeeperz serves. Bereavement counseling is offered to those who have faced a loss, whether under the care of a hospice or in any other realm. HealthKeeperz Medical Director facilitates the care and serves as a liaison between the patients physician and the hospice team.

Primary clientele served:
HealthKeeperz serves all persons, regardless of their age, creed or sexual orientation, who are seeking comfort care for their terminal illness.

Employees and/or volunteers:
HealthKeeperz coordinates staff members in order to provide excellence in care at all times.

Staff members eligible for professional credentialing and credentialed staff members employed:
All appropriate staff are licensed and/or certified by their appropriate board.

Clients/patients/participants served each year:


Organization accredited or certified by an outside agency or association:
Medicare and Medicaid certified. Licensed by the State of South Carolina DHEC.

Special services or pricing for senior citizens:
Hospice services are typically covered under the Hospice Medicare Benefit and the Hospice Medicaid Benefit. Private insurance policies typically offer a hospice benefit as well. There are no out of pocket fees associated with the Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Comments:
HealthKeeperz also offers programs and presentations for organizations in the community. These are complementary services.
The organizations and businesses listed on this website are presented for informational purposes only and should in no way be construed as an endorsement by Coastal Carolina University.
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