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What types of illnesses can hospice care benefit?

Hospice care benefits those with terminal illnesses and their families. We work with patients whose treatment has shifted focus from curative to palliative. By managing the physical and psychological symptoms and pain that come with severe illnesses, hospice strives to help these patients make the most out of every day of their lives.

What does hospice care provide?

Hospice care provides treatment to terminally ill patients and their families by way of symptom management through proper medication and management as well as support services to patients and their families in order to assist with the psychological and emotional symptoms of terminal illness.

Who provides hospice care?

Hospice care is provided by physicians, the hospice medical director, nurse practitioners, social workers, certified nursing assistants, trained volunteers and clergy.

How do I determine if my loved one is a candidate for hospice care?

If you are considering hospice care for your family member please look at the following list which highlights some of the most important considerations to be addressed. The list is by no means all inclusive, and we ask you to keep in mind that patients and their families are usually able to better determine their own particular care needs.

  • The physician has changed the focus of treatment from curative to palliative care and this has been discussed with the patient and the family members.
  • The patient and family now require more support and resources than can be rendered by a traditional home health program.
  • The patient and or family members desire hospice or want to find out more about the hospice program.
  • The physician or patient is interested in more information regarding pain management and symptom control and is interested in having hospice staff intervene for this purpose.

Where does one receive hospice care?

Hospice care can be provided to any terminally ill patient no matter where they reside. Our staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist with any medical needs or emergencies and to ensure our patients always receive the excellent care and attention they deserve.

How do I pay for hospice care?

All hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Veteran’s Choice, and private insurance health plans.