To truly understand what makes hospice care unique, and why it’s often chosen when a patient nears the end of life, it’s important to define what ‘comfort’ means in the context of hospice services and how it improves quality of life for patients and their families.
There are a few important things to know about Medicare coverage for hospice care, as well as Medicaid, to help avoid any confusion or issues for the patient and/or family. Here are some of the main areas to become familiar with related to Medicare, Medicaid, and hospice care.
In circumstances where a person can’t make decisions about a health challenge or terminal diagnosis independently, loved ones can feel overwhelmed with more questions than answers. These decisions are as personal and unique as each family.
Regardless of your perspective or understanding of hospice, if you or a loved one has recently been – or are expecting to be – referred to hospice care, you’re probably wondering, “Now what?”
In the face of a terminal diagnosis, choosing a path that will provide our loved ones with the greatest quality of life and care possible in the days ahead is a significant emotional responsibility.