WHAT IS HOSPICE?
Hospice offers palliative care that seeks to comfort, rather than cure. Palliative Care is intended for individuals with an incurable disease resulting in a limited life expectancy that is certified by a physician. Hospice offers comprehensive, compassionate care coordinated by your attending physician, our medical director, and an interdisciplinary group to provide for the physical, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional needs of our patients and their family members.
WHERE IS HOSPICE PROVIDED?
All Saints Hospice provides services in every patient care setting.
• Patient's Home
• Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facilities
• Inpatient Hospice Center
This enables you to spend your final, most important days in a familiar, comfortable environment, surrounded by your loved ones, who can focus more fully on you while supported by hospice staff.
WHO PAYS FOR SERVICES?
Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance providers.
Hospice is a fully covered Medicare/Medicaid benefit, unlimited in length and is also covered by many private insurance companies. Covered services include clinical services, medications, supplies and equipment related to the hospice diagnosis with no out-of-pocket expense to the patient.
WHO CAN REFER A PATIENT TO A HOSPICE PROGRAM?
Referrals may come from any source (family, friends, clergy, healthcare workers, etc.), but patients must be assessed by the hospice medical director for appropriateness of admission in consultation with the patient's attending physician.