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Important Information For Caregivers

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Your Hospice & Palliative Care Experts

Magnolia Hospice is an expert on helping you or a loved one with a life-changing or serious illness can alter your quality of life. When you have a serious illness, the support of your medical team, family and friends makes a difference. Magnolia can provide assistance and support with palliative care and hospice services.

Magnolia Hospice Your Hospice & Palliative Care Experts

Planning Ahead Checklist

  • Get the information you need to make informed choices about end-of-life care.
  • Get to know end-of-life care services that are available to you such as hospice, palliative care, care giving providers.
  • Discuss your thoughts, concerns and choices with your loved ones.
  • Talk to your doctor about different treatments.
  • Establish advance directives (a living will and medical power of attorney) for your state.
  • Talk to your healthcare agent, family and doctor about your choices.
  • Discuss your choices often, especially when your medical condition changes.
  • Keep your completed advance directives in an accessible place.
  • Give photocopies of the signed originals to your healthcare agent, alternate agents, doctor, family, friends, clergy and anyone else who might be involved in your healthcare.
  • Assess your financial situation, create a financial inventory and determine what end-of-life goals you want to accomplish that involve money.
  • Learn about the cost of end-of-life care, how medical bills and expenses will be paid for if you are not able to.
  • Make financial decisions such as how you want to give your money and possessions to others upon your death.
  • Prepare for the time when you cannot handle money matters; appoint a durable power of attorney.
  • Plan your funeral/memorial service.

What's Not Covered

Not all services provided to patients enrolled in hospice care are covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The benefit will not pay for:

  • Treatment intended to cure your terminal illness or unrelated to that illness
  • Prescription drugs to cure your illness or unrelated to that illness
  • Room and board in a nursing home or hospice residential facility
  • Care in an emergency room, inpatient facility care or ambulance transportation, unless it is either arranged by the hospice team or is unrelated to the terminal illness

Advanced Care Directives

Planning For Important Health Care Decisions

It’s about how you LIVE

Your Conversation Starter Kit

When it comes to end of life care, talking matters.

Su Kit Para Iniciar la Conversacíon

Cuando se trata del final de la vida, es importante hablar.