Hospice Services

What is the hospice benefit?

Hospice is a compassionate, specialized healthcare service designed to provide comfort and support to patients with a life-limiting illness. Hospice provides support to the patient and family by caring for physical, psychological and spiritual needs. While on hospice a patient may also qualify for traditional medical services. If a hospice patient’s condition improves and they no longer qualify for current hospice services, their complete Medicare hospice benefit is still available when they need it again.

Call for a free evaluation: 866.471.5733.

What services and benefits are offered through hospice?

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Nurse Case Manager

Your nurse will be assigned specifically to your family and will be available to treat your loved one as well as answer your questions throughout your entire hospice experience.



24 hour On-Call Support

You are able to call anytime of the day or night with any concerns that you may have.

Aide/Homemaker

A Certified Nursing Assistant can be designated to help your loved one with personal cares like showering and shaving. The aide can also help with a few housekeeping chores like laundry.

Equipment/Supplies/Medications

The cost of some equipment like a hospital bed or commode is covered 100% by the Medicare hospice benefit and will be ordered by your Case Manager. Personal Care supplies like wipes and briefs are also a covered expense. Some medications are paid for through the hospice benefit. The Nurse Case Manager will determine which medications are covered.

Physician Home Visits

The Nurse Case Manager will coordinate the care of your loved one through a physician. The physician will also visit the patient periodically.

Respite

A short stay in a skilled nursing facility can be arranged for your loved one to allow you a brief break in care giving.

Medical Social Worker

A social worker can give your family ideas to assist in the care giving process including community resources.

Spiritual Counseling

A spiritual counselor is available to meet with your loved one and family members to offer support.

Bereavement Support

On-going services are available to help you through the grieving process.

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Who is eligible for the hospice benefit?

Anyone with a life expectancy of six months or less is eligible for hospice services.

General Decline

  • Increased falls
  • Weight loss
  • Increased weakness—decline in abilities to perform usual daily tasks, like dressing oneself
  • Increased pain
  • Hospitalizations
  • Recurring infections

Life-Limiting Illness

  • Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s

If your loved one is experiencing the any of these symptoms, contact us for a free evaluation. Most often families wished that they had started hospice services sooner. Call 866.471.5733.

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Where are hospice service performed?

  • In the home
  • Independent Living Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

Is hospice a covered service?

Envision services are covered 100% by Medicare.