How do you know if hospice is the right path?

What Is hospice?

Compassionate care to improve the quality of life

Hospice care focuses on pain relief, comfort, and improving quality of life, rather than disease treatment. We provide services in your own home, whether that’s a private residence, assisted living, or a long-term care facility.

When you have a life-limiting illness and want to think about options that go beyond continued medical treatment, it’s time to consider hospice.

When we can manage pain and symptoms, people often live longer than expected. Some even go into remission and no longer need hospice care.

If you're nearing the end of your journey, hospice care can give you the chance to create amazing memories with those you love.

How Hospice Care Works

Relieve pain. Improve comfort. Take charge of your life.

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Benefits of Hospice Care

How our team supports you & your family:

Medical Director

The Medical Directors develop and oversee your care to meet your overall goals. They maximize your comfort and symptom control.

Attending Physician

Doctors you know and trust can still be involved in your care planning. They review your care plan and coordinate care with your hospice team.

Skilled Nursing

Nurses assess and manage your condition, assist with medications, provide skilled wound care, and coordinate care with your doctor.

Hospice Aide

Aides assist with personal care, hygiene, light housekeeping, changing linens, etc. They also work with nurses to monitor changes in your health.

Social Worker

Social Workers guide your family to helpful resources, provide counseling and grief support, and assist with end-of-life planning.

Spiritual Coordinator

Spiritual Coordinators provide spiritual counseling, end-of-life companionship, bereavement support, and grief support.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Approach To Hospice Care:

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is a holistic approach to care that is provided to patients with life-limiting illnesses. It is focused on prioritizing the person and not the disease.

What is the goal of hospice care?

Hospice focuses on improving quality of life by providing pain control and symptom management. It includes medical care and the patient’s psycho-social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

When is hospice care needed?

The best time to call for hospice is when you or a loved one are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. Early hospice care means that the patient can receive the best benefit possible.

How much does hospice care cost?

Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, and some private insurance carriers. Most patients that elect hospice services incur no out-of-pocket expenses.

Where is hospice care provided?

Hospice care is provided in your own home. This can mean your house, assisted living community or long-term care facility. We work with you and your family to bring in medical equipment, medications and other resources for care at home.

Can I keep my current doctor while I use hospice services?

Yes, you have the option to keep your doctor as part of your care team.

What if my health improves after I start hospice services?

If your health improves you may be discharged and resume normal medical care. You are always eligible to re-elect hospice care in the future if needed.

How can I help my loved one who’s receiving hospice care?

The most important thing you can do is be there for them. Let them know you love and care for them, and that you still want to be a part of their lives. Be a good listener. Encourage your loved one to talk about what's on their mind. Educate yourself about your loved one’s illness. This will help you anticipate their needs.

Who can make a referral to hospice?

Anyone can call a hospice agency to request hospice care for either themselves or for someone else. Some examples would be: family member, friend, clergy member, doctor, nurse, or social worker. After the initial inquiry, a hospice nurse will visit the patient and conduct an assessment to determine if the patient meets eligibility requirements.

Can I still receive other medical treatment while on hospice?

When a patient begins hospice care the focus becomes improving quality of life, controlling pain, and managing symptoms of a disease or illness.

Other curative treatments are not covered under the hospice benefit. Treatments and services providing pain control and symptom management are part of the hospice benefit.

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