Questions About Hospice?
See our frequently asked questions below, or feel free to contact us!
Palliative care is the prevention and relief of suffering by a team of professionals that focuses on managing symptoms, relieving pain and improving quality of life, regardless of diagnosis.
A form of palliative care for patients and their loved ones with a life limiting illness, who have chosen to forgo curative treatment and focus on relief of pain and symptoms.
Those patients with a life-limiting illness as determined by a physician to have a life expectancy of 6 months or less, who meet illness specific criteria and elect to receive hospice care.
Hospice care can be provided in any location the patients calls “home”. That may be their private home, a family members home, or residential care setting such as a nursing home, assisted living facility, group home, or free standing hospice facility.
Medicare Part A covers 100%, most Medicaid plans, and some private insurance providers, and HMOs also have a hospice benefit. Patients may also pay privately or have care covered through charitable contributions. We can help you determine your coverage and explore your options.
Anyone can make a hospice referral, including physicians, family, friends or the person who has the life-limiting illness. Once we are contacted, we will connect with the patient or family so we may learn more about the persons unique situation. At that time, we will offer an informational visit to further explain hospice services.
An admission team member will meet with you to evaluate if you are eligible for hospice services. If appropriate, you will be informed of available services, and what medications, equipment and supplies would be provided.