Patients enrolled in hospice care live on average 29 days longer than patients not in hospice.
Most patients report pain was brought to a comfortable level within 48 hours of initial assessment.
Patients enrolled in hospice care report higher quality of life than patients not in hospice.
Hospice is a service that comes to the patient. Two thirds of the patients receive care at home.
Hospice is a FREE* service for the patient!
*Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans.
PRIMARY PATIENT CAREGIVER is typically a family member who helps make decisions for the terminally ill individual.
Primary patient caregiver can pick up where the hospice team and other medical services end, providing:
Stroke or Coma,
Charity care is hospice care that is provided by the hospice organization free of charge to patients who are unable to qualify for Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance, and lack the resources to cover the costs of hospice care. Charity care funds are often provided by the hospice organizations themselves, charitable donations, grants, or other community sources.