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What qualifies someone for hospice?

Normally, appropriate candidates for hospice are patients:

  • With a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course;

  • Who desire palliative treatment (comfort measures);

  • Who want to stay home as long as possible: and

  • Who have a care giver.

How do I know if I or a loved one will qualify for hospice?

Call and request a hospice consult. This can be at any time and does not require a doctor's order.

It is also recommended to speak with your doctor about hospice if you have one. 

What is a hospice consult?

A hospice consult is provided by our transitional care specialist. A consult can be provided over the phone or in person at a location that is the most comfortable for the inquiring person. The consult serves as an opportunity for education and also gives us a chance to understand the situation.

If someone is appropriate for hospice and is in agreement with the hospice philosophy our team can jump to action to prepare for the initiation of hospice support. 

What kinds of insurance do you accept?

We accept most insurances, commercial and state including but not limited to; Medicare, Medicaid, IHS, Tricare/Triwest, VA, BCBS, United Health Care, and more.

What are some diagnosis' that would qualify someone for hospice?

Some of the most frequent diagnosis for hospice are:

  • Cancer

  • End Stage Neurodegenerative Disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis  

  • Stroke

  • Heart Disease

  • End Stage Respiratory Diseases; COPD, Pulmonary fibrosis

What can we expect from hospice services?

Hospice services include Nursing, Physician Services, Medical Social Services, Certified Cursing Assistant/Homemaker Services, Volunteer Services and Spiritual, Dietary and Bereavement Counseling. In certain cases, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy can be provided. 

All services are provided under the direction of a physician and/or the Hospice Medical Director.

Interested to see how we do it and still have questions?
Contact us today.

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