HOSPICE

Where provided
Anywhere: home, nursing home, assisted living,hospice house, SNF

Qualifiers

  • Physician documents that the patient has six months or less to live
  • Must have a caregiver available to provide care plan
  • Medicare Part A, Medicaid, and most private insurances will have benefits for Hospice

Who provides the hospice care?
Interdisciplinary team

  • R.N.
  • Attending Physician
  • Hospice Medical Director (physician)
  • Chaplain
  • Social Worker

What else does hospice provide?

  • Medications related to the terminal diagnosis
  • Bereavement for caregivers
  • Volunteers
  • Durable Medical Equipment
    e.g. such as a hospital bed, commode, special wheelchair, and other special assistive devices

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