Hospice FAQ – Living, Loving and Making Every Day Count

We provide the care you need – right at home.

For many hospice patients, the familiarity of home offers a great sense of comfort and security. Our hospice care program can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Hospice FAQ

What is hospice?

Our hospice program provides comfort and support to patients and families facing the final stages of a terminal illness. Counseling and bereavement support services are available to families before and after a patient’s death.

Does hospice mean we are giving up?

As clinicians and caregivers to hospice patients, our focus is on improving quality of life. Medical treatment continues to address all of the patient’s symptoms, with special emphasis on controlling pain and discomfort.

What should I tell my loved one?

We’re here to answer your questions about the dying process. We encourage families to be honest with patients about a terminal prognosis. Though it may be difficult, this is the time for you and your loved one to discuss family issues that should be resolved.

When is the appropriate time to call hospice?

Hospice care is designed to maximize the quality, relationships and experiences at the end of a patient’s life. When a patient is told there is no further curative treatment, a referral to hospice should be made.

Is hospice covered by insurance?

Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.

We deliver a higher standard of care.

Meeting the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family is our top priority.

  • Patients are admitted within 24 hours of referral.
  • Our family satisfaction rates exceed 90 percent.
  • We offer specialized care for veterans.
  • Our dedicated volunteers offer assistance and support.

Quality medical care and so much more — this is hospice care at home. Call your local provider today for more information.