Our Services

What Do We Provide?

  • Management of the patient’s pain, discomfort, and other symptoms
  • Medications, equipment, and medical supplies related to the life-limiting illness
  • Patient and family education
  • Physical therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy as needed
  • Nutritional counseling as needed
  • Short-term inpatient care or continuous care if pain or symptoms become too difficult for family members to manage
  • Respite care as necessary in a contracted facility
  • Bereavement counseling to surviving family and friends

“Who will pay for this?” is a frequently asked question. Hospice is a recognized benefit of both Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, most insurance companies include hospice care as a covered benefit. If you have a private insurance plan, we will work with you and your insurance company to confirm your coverage. Hospice care will not be denied because of an inability to pay.

Duration of care is ongoing. There is no defined time limit for receiving hospice care as long as the patient continues to meet the eligibility requirements. The patient can choose to stop receiving hospice care at any time. Sometimes this choice is made when:

  • The patient’s health improves
  • Remission occurs
  • Curative treatment is preferred

Medicare-eligible patients who choose to discontinue hospice care will immediately resume the type of Medicare coverage they had before their care began. If they want to return to hospice care again and are eligible, they may reinstate a hospice plan of care.