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About Hospice

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice Care
  • Service offered to patient/family when cure is no longer possible or no longer sought AND prognosis is to be less than six months

  • Quality of life becomes the focus (symptom control, pain management, support)

  • Patient's and family's needs are considered as a whole (emotional, spiritual, social, and physical)

When should one consider Hospice?

Consider Hospice
  • Hospice patients are those with very serious medical conditions. Usually they have diseases that are life threatening and make day-to-day living very uncomfortable—physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Some are in pain. Others experience difficult symptoms such as nausea, extreme fatigue, and shortness of breath.

  • These symptoms may be caused by the disease, or they may have been caused by treatments intended to cure the disease. Often patients turn to hospice because they are anxious or depressed, or they are feeling spiritually distressed because of their medical condition.

  • Hospice specializes in easing pain, discomfort, and distress on all levels. The care provided by hospice is often helpful for conditions such as cancer, heart disease, COPD (emphysema) and advanced dementia. Seriously ill patients who have decided that their priority is to have the best quality of life possible are the people who are best suited for hospice.

  • Click HERE to learn more about Hospice Eligibility.

Who pays for Hospice?

Who Pays for Hospice
  • No person will be denied based on age, race, nationality, disease, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or their ability to pay.

Accepted Insurances

Accepted Insurance
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances cover hospice care.

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