Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort care and support to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families. Comfort care, or palliative care, is designed to provide aggressive pain and symptom management with spiritual and emotional support. The Interdisciplinary Hospice team helps to formulate a plan of care with the goal of meeting the individual needs of the patient and family. The specially educated hospice team include a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains/Spiritual Counselors, Certified Hospice Aides, Volunteers, Bereavement Counselors, Pharmacists, and Therapists.
HOSPICE IS ABOUT LIVING
Hospice is covered 100% by Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, services may be paid by Veterans Administration Hospice Benefit and some private insurances. Hospice coverage includes medications, medical equipment and supplies related to the terminal illness.
We cannot thank you enough for your staff and care you gave our mother during this time. It was less stressful for all of us and left us with some very good memories
Q: When do we know our father is ready for Hospice?
Answer: Have a talk with the Home Health Nurse and/or Doctor. If you have trouble beginning the conversation, we have medical social workers who can help you.