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About Hospice

Our hospice program provides medical care and emotional support for patients and their families coping with a terminal illness. The focus is on quality of life.

Services offered include physician oversight, skilled nursing, social work, spiritual care, hospice aides and trained volunteers. Bereavement care and counseling is available after the death of a loved one.

Where is Hospice?

Care is provided in the patient’s home, but HomeCare & Hospice has contracts with several area nursing homes where hospice care may be provided. In addition, area hospitals have special hospice rooms for patients who need inpatient symptom control or respite care.

How is Hospice paid for?

The cost of Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies. Community support, such as the United Way, is also vital for hospice. This support helps fund areas of care and expenses that are not covered by other funding sources.

Does Hospice take care of people who have diseases other than cancer?

Yes. Hospice cares for people with cancer, but also those with advanced illnesses such as end-stage cardiac, lung, neurological diseases or AIDS.

Must I have a live-in caregiver?

No. Hospice will discuss plans for your care at the time of admission.

How do I receive Hospice?

Anyone can make the first call to hospice – a doctor, nurse, hospital discharge planner, friend, family member or the patient.

How do I receive more information?

Our staff will be glad to answer questions. Simply call the office near you. If you would like, a registered nurse can visit your home to discuss options and explain our services. This visit is free of charge with no obligation. You can also contact us online.

What does hospice provide?

  • Hospice medical director overseeing care.
  • Skilled nursing as needed.
  • Expert pain and symptom control.
  • Social work services.
  • Medical equipment, medicine and supplies related to the life-limiting condition.
  • Hospice aide/personal care.
  • Spiritual and emotional support.
  • Trained volunteers.
  • A registered nurse available 24 hours a day to take your call.
  • Bereavement counseling.