What is Hospice

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Who is Hospice for?

Hospice is typically for patients with life-limiting medical conditions. The following are some indications you or your loved one may be a candidate for hospice care:

  • Frequent hospitalization

  • Frequent doctor or ER visits

  • Shortness of breath (even without exertion)

  • Significant weight loss

  • Requires assistance with two or more daily living activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, walking, getting in and out of bed, or toileting

  • Diagnosed with a limited life expectancy

  • No longer interested in continuing aggressive medical treatments

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a care approach that greatly improves the way our society and the medical community looks at end-of-life issues. The philosophy of hospice is that individuals with life-limiting medical conditions should be made as comfortable as possible and maximize their quality of life, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Hospice care focuses on managing and alleviating pain while also maintaining the patient's dignity. Hospice helps patients to accept their situation with hope and encouragement instead of despair.We foster an environment that is appreciative of family and life experiences. We understand no two situations are alike, so our caregivers coordinate care plans that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient.

Our hospice care also addresses the logistical and emotional needs of the family. You'll have access to a team of caregivers including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, therapists, volunteers, and even family members themselves.

Hospice care can be provided at the patient's home, an assisted living facility, a long-term care facility, or a hospital. As a widely recognized and preferred approach for end-of-life care, hospice is typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. The cost includes caregiver services, medications, medical equipment, and medical supplies.