Who is eligible for Hospice Care?
Patients with limited life expectancy whose focus is now on physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort can apply for hospice care.
Where is Hospice Provided?
Hospice care is provided wherever the patient calls home, or at the home of a relative or a friend. Hospice care can also be provided in long-term care facilities, nursing homes, or hospitals.
Who pays for Hospice?
Hospice care is covered through Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs and private pay. Anyone can refer a patient to a hospice program.
To be admitted, a patient must:
-agree to treatment aimed at comfort rather than a cure
- have an incurable disease resulting in a limited life expectancy, as certified by a physician