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why choose hospice

Hospice is especially significant for patients who want to focus on quality of life. While patients admitted to hospice typically have a life expectancy of six months or less, studies show that patients in hospice experience a higher quality of life with less pain than those who decline hospice. 

At Comfort Care Hospice, we help our patients:

  • Manage pain and symptoms.
  • Provide drugs, medical supplies, and equipment.
  • Teach family members how to care for their loved one.
  • Offer short-term hospital care if symptoms become too difficult to manage at home or the caregiver needs a break.
  • Help the dying person with emotional and spiritual aspects of death.
  • Deliver special services like speech and physical therapy.
  • Provide bereavement care and counseling to family and friends.

We Serve Patients With Life-Limiting Illnesses

  • Cancer
  • Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Cardiac Disease (CHF)
  • Liver Disease
  • Renal Disease
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Stroke / Coma
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Parkinson’s
  • ALS
  • HIV
  • Other terminal illnesses

Medicare and Hospice

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. 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

For further criteria about patient qualifications for hospice, contact the hospice location near you.