Any person with an advanced illness, regardless of age, is eligible for our hospice care programs. Many different diagnoses may be considered, including Alzheimer’s and related dementias, pulmonary and heart diseases, and cancer.
The right time to begin Hospice Care is personal and can only truly be determined by you, your family, and your physician. We encourage you to discuss Hospice Care with your physician and ask for a referral if you feel it is right for you. Hospice Care is a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance carriers.
Anyone can make a referral – a patient, family member, physician or friend.
Hospice Care comes to you, wherever you reside – your home, assisted living residence or skilled nursing facility.
Our hospice care services include:
- An individualized care plan developed by the Regional Hospice and Home Care team that meets each patient’s needs for pain management and symptom control
- Visits from our team, where ever you reside
- Clinical support line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for symptom management
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Needed medications, medical supplies and equipment
- Support for loved ones on how to care for the patient; special services like speech, physical and occupational therapy when needed
- Hospice Care in a skilled nursing/assisted living facility under contract with Regional Hospice and Home Care
- Short-term respite care
- Bereavement support and counseling
- Trained volunteers available to give caregivers a break, for companionship, to run errands, or share special skills including music and integrative therapies