Do you have opportunities to volunteer? Do you accept donations?
What is the referral process?
If someone is eligible for hospice, our hospice team must receive a referral from the patient’s medical team that deems them qualified to begin services. Generally, this means that a physician has certified that they have a life expectancy of less than 6 months. Once the referral is received, an informational interview is scheduled between the hospice staff, patient, and caregivers.
Can hospice care be provided for longer than 6 months?
Each hospice patient remains eligible for hospice benefits as long as a physician has certified that they have a Medicare approved terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than 6 months.
What insurance payments do you accept?
Costs are covered under the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Benefits as well as most private insurance plans.
How can I choose the right hospice provider?
When researching hospice agencies, please consider asking the following questions:
– What makes their hospice unique
– If they contract nurses or use regular, consistent nursing staff
– If you are calling a call center or an actual person
– If they visit the patient at the time of death
– If they are Medicare certified
– What licenses and accreditation they have
– How they measure and track quality
– What bereavement services they offer
– For family member references
– If they provide a continuum of care to provide services and housing options outside of hospice
Do you partner with any organizations?
We partner with several agencies in the area to supplement services to the people that we serve and their families. Companies that we are affiliated with share our same mission and goals.