Our job is to give you back your life for as much time as you have. This can be as straightforward as providing companionship and practical assistance or as complicated as controlling your pain, helping you talk to your family members, or working with you to resolve spiritual conflicts. Hospice treats the whole person. Hospice strives to meet all of your needs – physical, emotional, social and spiritual – as well as the needs of your family and friends.
Who will come to see me?
Our team includes a medical director, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, a volunteer coordinator, a spiritual care coordinator, a bereavement counselor, a music-thanatologist (certified therapeutic harpist) and volunteers. Professional care is provided by team members on a scheduled basis Monday through Friday and a registered nurse is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Where is care provided?
We can help you in your home, in an area nursing home, or in the Hospicare Residence.
What about the cost?
We believe that worrying about financial issues should not be part of your last few months, and we will not add to your financial burden. Hospicare services can be covered by Medicare and Medicaid, many insurance companies and managed care providers. We can help verify your coverage, and if you don’t have insurance, we can arrange a sliding –scale fee. No one is refused service because of inability to pay. The cost of medications related to the terminal illness will be covered as well as any necessary equipment to assure your safety and comfort.
What if I’m still not sure?
Find out more here. You may also try hospice for a few days and if you don’t find what we offer helpful, you can always change your mind.