HOW HOSPICE WORKS
Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. Your primary physician and our hospice team will work with your loved one and your family to set up a plan of care that meets your loved one's needs. Your plan of care includes hospice services that Medicare regulates.
If your loved one will benefit hospice care, you'll have our specially trained team and support staff available to help you and your family cope with your loved one's terminal illness.
In addition, our Hospice Nurse and Doctor can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet symptom management needs (i.e., pain crisis, anxiety, restlessness, nausea) and give you and your family support and care when a situation arises or under certain conditions.
The hospice benefit allows your loved one and your family to stay together in the comfort of your home, as well as in a nursing home and/or assisted living, unless you need care in an inpatient facility. Hospice care is not a live-in service; however, our team, primarily our nurse, will make visits to provide the comfort and care for your loved one for as long as possible.