At Compassus, we believe that every life is unique and deserves a meaningful and personal final journey.
Hospice is more than just nursing care for those with a life-limiting illness. It focuses on the goals and values of the patient and family, ensuring physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs are met. There are four general types of hospice care:
- Routine home care
- Continuous care
- Inpatient care
- Respite (relief) care for family caregivers
Palliative Care focuses on providing patients with relief from the pain, symptoms and the stress of a serious illness. It can and should be provided together with curative treatment. The goal is to help patients and families live as normal a life as possible during an illness.
Whether recovering from illness, surgery or coping with a chronic condition, home can be the best place to receive professional care. Home health options are often less expensive than a hospital, rehabilitation facility or a nursing home.
Premier care is non-medical care enabling loved ones to stay safe and comfortable, while enjoying their independence. It may be something as simple as friendly companionship for an elderly family member or help with everyday activities, such as grocery shopping. It can also cover more advanced personal care, including bathing assistance and dressing.
Hospice is a fully covered Medicare benefit.
Coverage includes nurses, other caregivers, medicines, supplies and equipment, with no out-of-pocket expenses for the hospice diagnosis.