Hospice provides medical care, emotional support and spiritual counseling for those facing a life-limiting illness. Support is also offered to family members and caregivers. The focus is not on curing a terminal illness, but on improving quality of life with the time that remains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our admissions coordinator will promptly contact all responsible parties to coordinate family consultations and/or patient assessments.
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.