Hospice Care

Around the nation, our teams of hospice and palliative care professionals dedicate their professional lives to helping individuals and families cope with life’s most challenging circumstances.

 


What Is Hospice Care?

At LHC Group, we believe that hospice is about living, loving, and making every day count.

When you or someone you love is living with a terminal illness, quality of life matters more than ever. Our program helps patients live comfortably, with dignity, when a cure is no longer possible.

Our hospice care program can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Hospice professionals deliver a broad range of services:
  • Expert medical treatment and pain management
  • Counseling and bereavement support services
  • Comfort and support to patients and families
  • Specialized care for veterans
  • Dedicated volunteers for assistance and support
Take the Next Step.

LHC Group has hospice locations around the nation, staffed by caring professional clinicians who are dedicated to delivering quality care and helping you and your family. Find a location near you.

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The LHC Group Difference

We are about Person Centered care.

For us, hospice is more than a profession – it is a calling. LHC Group’s caring hospice professionals develop an understanding of your family’s needs, fears, and concerns – and work with you to provide the emotional, spiritual, and medical support to face the final stages of life.

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We have hospice locations around the nation, staffed by caring professional clinicians who are dedicated to delivering quality care and helping you and your family.

We Care About People

Because people are far more than their medical conditions.

We are about Person Centered care. That means knowing the people we serve, understanding their needs, and tailoring healthcare to ensure the best journey possible.

We Provide the Best Care Available

And are passionately committed to making it better every day.

We lead the industry in quality ratings but that is not enough for us. We’re committed to establishing a new standard of clinical excellence and outstanding service in all we do.

We Embrace the Communities We Serve

Because the best care happens where in the context of strong relationships.

We empower our clinicians and staff to build the kind of relationships in our communities that ensure quality, consistency, and stability in all we do.

What Does Hospice Care Cost?

Medicare and/or Medicaid will cover the cost of hospice services for those patients over the age of 65 who meet either program’s eligibility requirements. Private insurance companies, managed-care organizations and workers’ compensation plans may also pay for hospice services. Patients are informed of any possible out-of-pocket costs, which are often minimal, upon admission to hospice.

U.S. veterans enrolled in the VHA Medical Benefits Package are eligible for hospice and palliative care coverage if they meet the clinical need for the service.

Camella Mouton’s Story

Hear how Camella and her family received comfort for her mother through hospice care.

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Additional Resources, Tools & Information
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How do I pay for hospice care?

Understand the financial aspects of your care and how to get support.

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What are the benefits of hospice care?

Discover why hospice can help during this period of life.

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How do I know if hospice care is right for me?

Learn the considerations that will help you make an informed decision about hospice care.

Additional Resources, Tools & Information
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Become a Hospice Volunteer

Hospice volunteers often say that helping those in need at a critical point in their lives is profoundly rewarding and emotionally meaningful.  Learn how you can become a hospice volunteer in your community.

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The Hospice Promise Foundation

LHC Group established The Hospice Promise Foundation in 2013 to assist needy patients and families with essential, non-hospice related expenses they are unable to afford themselves. The program has been a resounding success – helping numerous families in locations around the nation deal with end-of-life issues and focus on caring for their loved ones.

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Hospice – We Promise

Visit us at HospiceWePromise.com for an in-depth look at hundreds of hospice topics ranging from care planning to grief counseling.

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn more about the benefits available to American veterans in need of home health care services.

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Advance Directive

An advance directive – a living will and/or a medical power of attorney – refers to instructions about your future medical care in the event that you become unable to speak for yourself. Each state regulates the use of advance directives differently. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides free advance directive documents and instructions.

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Hospice Care and Advocacy

Learn more about hospice care and patient advocacy at National Hospice Foundation and

Hospice Action Network.