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What is hospice?
Hospice is a special way of caring for terminally ill patients. Hospice steps in when curative treatment is no longer used and the emphasis changes to enhancing the quality of life. Care is provided according to the patient’s needs.  

When should I call hospice?
The earlier hospice becomes involved, the more success it will have in making the patient’s days as comfortable as possible. Care needs to be established before a crisis.  This enables the patient to have the opportunity to put his or her life in order. Hospice patients have a limited life expectancy of 6 months or less, if the illness follows its normal progression.

How do I qualify?
Qualifying diagnosis include End Stage Heart Disease, End Stage Lung Disease, Cancer, Renal Disease, ALS, Stroke, and others. By contacting us, we will then consult with your physician to set up an evaluation to determine eligibility.

Who pays for hospice?
Hospice is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, & VA

What does hospice provide?
Hospice provides in home skilled nursing visits to provide medical care, certified hospice aides to assists with personal care, social workers to coordinate support and bereavement, clergy to provide spiritual support and companionship, and trained volunteers to assist and help the patient.  Staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hospice provides medicines, supplies, and equipment related to the terminal illness.

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