Frequent Questions

How are Hospice Services Started?

The patient, family or caregiver can call for a meeting with Hospice.

Referral calls can also be made by: 

  • Physicians
  • Hospital or nursing home social workers
  • Clergy


The patient and family can then decide to elect Hospice services.

What is the Family Role?

The family and/or caregiver continue to provide care as before with the assistance of the Hospice team. The family helps the team understand and carry out the patient's wishes.


Where Can the Patient Reside?

"Home" is considered to be wherever the patient lives. It can be a personal residence, board and care, assisted living home, or nursing home. If needed, the Hospice team can help with facility placement or respite stays.


How Much will Hospice Cost?

Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance companies.



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