With focus on compassionate care for those facing a life limiting illness, hospice provides patients with expert medical care, manage pain and symptoms as well as give emotional and spiritual support to those under our care and their loved ones during trying times. It is not so much about curing the illness, but rather, giving one on one, personal care in the comforts of one’s home.
- Hospice is covered under Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans.
- Hospice is not about giving up hope. It is about receiving comfort-oriented treatments thus concentrating on quality of life for terminally ill patients.
- Hospice can be provided at home, nursing homes or assisted-living facilities.
- In 2012, an estimated 1.5 to 1.61 million patients received service from hospice.