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At Comfort Care Hospice, we recommend starting the conversation about end-of-life care early because it allows patients and families to experience uninterrupted, peaceful moments together when the time of passing comes. Clarifying in advance how your loved one wants to live their final days alleviates stress and is vital to ensuring that their care wishes are honored. The conversation is never easy, but asking the right questions brings understanding.

FOR THE PATIENT

  • Where would you prefer to spend your last days – in a hospital or at home?
  • Are you willing to live longer at the expense of living well?
  • What does living well mean to you?
  • Who will speak for you if you are unable to speak for yourself?
  • What are your concerns regarding hospice care?
  • What part of your diagnosis concerns you the most?
  • Do you need help with bathing, dressing, eating, or other every day tasks?
  • Do you want to go back to the hospital if a crisis occurs, even if it can be managed at home?
  • How can Comfort Care Hospice help support you and your family?

FOR THE FAMILY

  • What is your greatest priority in caring for your loved one?
  • What do you consider living well for your loved one?
  • When is hospice an option?
  • What questions do you have about hospice care?
  • Have you discussed hospice with your loved one?
  • What is important for your loved one to know about your concerns regarding his/her care?
  • How can Comfort Care Hospice help support you and your family?

Care without Constraints

Hospice is not a financial burden to patients’ families. If a patient meets eligibility requirements, Medicare and Medicaid fully cover hospice. Care is provided directly in patients’ homes. Without hospice, patients often make numerous trips to the emergency room which can incur high costs. So with hospice, one typically saves resources because diagnosis-related needs are completely covered without any co-payments.

THE MEDICARE HOSPICE BENEFIT INCLUDES

  • Essential medical equipment (hospital bed, wheel chair, oxygen, nebulizer, etc.)
  • Incontinent supplies (pads, diapers, etc.)
  • Medications for pain and symptom management
  • Oversight from a medical director
  • Hospice team visits (nurse, hospice aide, social worker, chaplain, etc.)
  • 24/7 on-call coverage
  • Respite Care (medical attention in a contracted hospital or nursing facility for up to five days)
  • General Inpatient Care – admission to a contracted facility for pain and/or symptom management
  • Continuous (Crisis) Care – in-home skilled nursing care to manage uncontrolled pain and/or symptom