Senior Life: Hospice Care
Senior Life: Hospice CareMore>>
- 1. When should a decision about entering a hospice program be made and who should make it? At any time during a life-limiting illness, it's appropriate to discuss all of a patient's care options, includingMore >>This information deals with the most frequently asked questions when someone is considering hospice care. Click inside to see those questions and answers. Click the Hospice program icon further down this page to see important considerations when deciding what program to use.More >>
- Who Pays for Hospice and Palliative Care? Hospice care is covered under Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance). You are eligible for Medicare hospice benefits when you meet all of the following conditions: YouMore >>Information about Medicare, Medicaid, and Insurance coverage is contained in this section.More >>
Senior Life: Hospice CareMore>>
- What is Hospice Care:Hospice care is defined as care rendered to a terminally ill patient. It can be given in home or at a facility. It can also be referred to as "pallative" or "supportive" care.More >>Definition of what Hospice Care is and other names it is known by. Also the history of the establishment of Hospice Care and what it involves.More >>
- Accreditation: Is the agency accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting body, such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations? This means that the organization has voluntarilyMore >>Click here to address questions to consider as you evaluate individual programs. Among the areas in this section: Accreditation, references, care plans, patient rights and responsibilities.More >>
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