An interdisciplinary consult service which focuses on providing care for patients with serious illness. Services can be provided at the same time as curative/life-prolonging/Palliative Care if desired.
An interdisciplinary approach to providing care for patients at the end of life that focuses on pain and symptom management. Comfort is the primary goal.
The interdisciplinary team includes a doctor, nurse practitioner, social worker, and a care coordinator. The nurse practitioner (an advanced nurse who functions similarly to a doctor) makes visits an average of once a month. A social worker is available, and a care coordinator offers telephone support as needed. All care is coordinated with a patient’s physician of choice.
Interdisciplinary team including doctor, nurse, nurse aide, social worker, chaplain, and volunteers. The patient’s regular doctor may continue as the hospice doctor if patient chooses. The nurse makes visits at least weekly. Bereavement support is available to family for 13 months after the death.
As with any consultative service, insurance will be billed for the physician’s services. Medicare Part B will pay 80% of these charges; the remainder is billed to either a secondary insurance or to the patient. We are committed to providing services regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.
Medicare Part A services pay 100%. Most Medicaid programs pay for Hospice 100%, most private insurance have a hospice benefit, and are sometimes associated with a co-pay or co-insurance.
Related to comfort and the terminal illness.
One Level of Care.
Routine, Respite, General Inpatient, and Continuous Care.
No restrictions, patients may continue to receive curative/life-prolonging/Palliative treatment.