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FAQ: Hospice Services

What is Hospice? Is Hospice care just for cancer patients? How do you pay for Hospice? Find the answers to your questions here.

Hospice care focuses on the comfort and quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses, rather than curative treatments.

Patients diagnosed with a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less, if the illness runs its expected course, may qualify.

Hospice care can be provided in various settings, including a patient’s home, a hospice facility, hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities.

No, Hospice is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, lung disease, and many others.

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans offer Hospice benefits. Additionally, many hospice organizations offer financial assistance or care based on ability to pay.

Services can include medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support, counseling, respite care for families, and more.

Hospice professionals are skilled in managing pain and symptoms with medications, therapies, and other methods.

Yes, many Hospice programs encourage patients to maintain their relationship with their personal physicians.

If the patient’s condition stabilizes or improves, they might be discharged from Hospice. However, if they continue to decline, the eligibility can be re-evaluated and extended.

While both focus on comfort and symptom relief, Palliative care can be pursued at any stage of an illness, while Hospice is typically reserved for the final months of life.

Hospice focuses on comfort and quality of life. Curative treatments might be stopped, but some treatments that provide comfort can continue.

No, it means prioritizing comfort and quality of life over aggressive treatments. Many families find that Hospice allows them to enjoy their remaining time with loved ones more fully.

Yes, patients can leave hospice care and return to curative treatments if they wish or if their condition improves.

Typically, a referral from a physician is needed, followed by an assessment from the Hospice Team.

Families are an integral part of the Hospice experience. They are involved in making decisions, providing care, and are also offered support and counseling.

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