What Is Hospice Care?

Hospice circle of care

Hospice offers patients and families medical, emotional and spiritual support near the end of life. Ultimately, hospice is not about dying. It is about make every moment of life as meaningful as possible.


Hospice care wherever you call home

Many patients choose to spend their final days at home. Hospice patients typically have a sense of security and familiarity at home. Most hospice providers provide families with medical equipment, medications and 24-hour access to nurses, chaplains and other services. Music therapy, pet therapy and respite care can also be part of hospice care.

Grief counseling

Care doesn’t end with a patient’s passing. Compassus, has trained bereavement counselors and chaplains to guide families through loss. The Medicare benefit includes 13 months of grief counseling after the death of a loved one.

Paying for hospice care

Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies. Hospice is a financial relief for many families because services such as medication, equipment and supplies, are covered by hospice care benefits – with few or no out-of-pocket expenses.

How we can help

Step One:


Visit the ‘Locations’ page to find the program nearest you. We’ll help you learn more about the process or schedule a no-obligation consultation.


Step Two:


Our admissions coordinator will promptly contact all responsible parties to coordinate family consultations and/or patient assessments.


Step Three:


Our admission team consults, evaluates and initiates care, if appropriate. We bring hospice care to where the patient calls home, whether a private home, nursing home or long-term care community.

hospice for mother

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.


Call a program near you for information