If your loved one has an illness from which they are not expected to recover, you may want to consider the benefits of hospice care.
Hospice is medical care for people with an anticipated life expectancy of 6 months or less, when cure isn’t an option, and the focus shifts to symptom management and quality of life.
The Hospice Foundation of America offers many resources for understanding and utilizing hospice care, including:
- What is Hospice?
- Starting the Conversation
- How to Access Hospice Care
- How to Choose a Hospice Provider
- Paying for Hospice Care
- Hospice Care vs Palliative Care
- Dispelling Hospice Myths
The Hospice Foundation of America reports that many patients and families wish they had experienced hospice care earlier in the illness. We encourage you to review their website and consider whether hospice services may be of assistance to you.
How Care is There can help:
If you can’t be with your loved one or have other responsibilities that keep you from assisting them as much as you would like, Care is There can help. We can:
- Help you understand the services offered by hospice (and not offered by them) and determine whether hospice care is appropriate for your loved one
- Help you start the conversation about hospice with your loved one and your family
- Help your loved one access hospice care
- Help you choose a hospice provider
- Help you determine how to pay for hospice care
- Help you monitor insurance coverage of hospice services
- Help you coordinate services that are not covered by hospice
- Help you plan a funeral service
- Help a surviving spouse manage life tasks that were previously handled by their partner, and make transitions after their partner’s death
Resources for Hospice
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