Provider Category: Hospice and Respite Care

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  • Hospice Services provided by hospice have been defined by the Medicare Hospice Benefit and are the same whether hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid (or Medi-cal in California), private insurance, or charity. Hopsice care includes:

    Nursing services – A patient is assigned a case manager nurse who typically visits 1 to 3 days a week. Patients and their caregivers also have access to 24-hour on-call nurses.

    Physician participation – Patients are often cared for by their regular physician in cooperation with a hospice medical director.

    Medical Social Services – Patients are assigned a licensed medical social worker to assist them with emotional and social needs.

    Counseling Supportive Services – may include pastoral or spiritual support, bereavement counseling for family and caregivers up to one year after patient’s death, and dietary services as appropriate.

    Home health aide (HHA) services – HHA help patients with their personal care and typically visit 2 to 3 times per week.

    Medications – Hospice typically covers all medications that are related to the hospice diagnosis and those that are intended to alleviate symptoms.

    Medical equipment – Equipment that is necessary for providing safe, comfortable care in the patients home environment is supplied by hospice. This may include a hospital bed, wheelchair, and oxygen.

    Other medical supplies that are needed to provide care is provided by hospice. Supplies may include adult diapers, bandages, and latex gloves.

    Laboratory and other diagnostic studies that are related to the terminal illness Therapists as appropriate, which may include Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy

    Additional services may be available through individual hospice agencies through their volunteer and charity programs.

    Hospice Services may take place either in a contracted hospital, an actual hospice owned facility, nursing home, assisted living facility, home or residential care home.

  • Payment Types:
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Medicaid
    • Private Pay-Cash
    • Veterans Benefits
    • Medicare
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  • Payment Types:
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Medicaid
    • Private Pay-Cash
    • Veterans Benefits
    • Medicare