Learn About Hospice FAQs
What is Hospice?
Hospice care is a specialized approach that prioritizes the care, comfort, and overall quality of life for individuals facing a serious illness nearing the end of their life.
When does hospice start?
An individual is eligible for hospice care when he or she receives a terminal illness diagnosis with a life expectancy of six months or less.
What does hospice do for you?
Hospice care focuses on alleviating pain and managing symptoms associated with the illness rather than attempting to cure the disease. Additionally, hospice offers valuable assistance and support to the patient’s family and loved ones.
What does hospice cost?
The cost of hospice care is typically covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. Additionally, since we are a non-profit hospice, we have a courtesy care program available.
What happens if hospice is longer than six months?
If a patient’s hospice care extends beyond six months, they can continue to receive services as long as they still meet the criteria for terminal illness care.
What happens after the patient passes?
Following the passing of a loved one, our bereavement program extends for 13 months, providing ongoing support to the family during the grieving process.
What does non-profit mean?
We are committed to assisting individuals in need, regardless of their circumstances. We do not turn anyone away from receiving hospice care.
What is a bereavement team?
Our bereavement team maintains regular communication with the family for 13 months after the patient’s passing, offering compassionate support throughout their grieving journey.