Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions to address your concerns.

 

Who qualifies for Hospice care?

Patients who have been given a diagnosis which may lead to a shortening of thier  life to six months if the disease continues on its natural course and who have decided to seek medical care  medical care for comfort, rather than a cure. Examples of diagnosis of life-limiting illnesses may include cancer, Alzheimer's, congestive heart failure, COPD, kidney disease, liver disease and lung/pulmonary disease.

 

Is Hospice covered by insurance?

Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans pay for Hospice services. We strive to ensure that everyone who needs our help can take advantage of Hospice services regardless of their ability to pay.

 

When is the right time to ask about Hospice?

Now is the best time to learn about Hospice and ask questions about what to expect from Hospice services. Although end-of-life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for family members to share their wishes long before it becomes a concern. Statistics have proven that patients who receive Hospice Care as soon as allowable from Medicare have better and longer quality of life. If you have been given the sad and distressing news that your illness may take your life, please call us to discover your healthcare options.  Even if you are found not to be eligible for Hospice care at this time we can help you find suitable care services in your home to help you and your family.

 

 

Please contact us if you have additional questions about Summit Hospice Providers and how we can help you.