What is Hospice Care?
What types of hospice care are there?
There are two types of hospice care: in-home hospice and in-patient care. In-home hospice is planned by the patient’s family, the patient, and medical personnel. Care is given in the patient’s home, which can be comforting to everyone.
In-patient care is provided in a hospital, nursing home, or hospice location. This type of care is usually sought when the patient’s medical needs are more serious.
What services are offered with hospice care?
Hospice care offers a variety of services, including: scheduled visits from nurses, home health care aides to help with personal and medical care, nutritional support, pain management, oxygen and other medical equipment and supplies, and grief counseling for family members.
What is the cost of hospice care?
Hospice care on average costs about $150 per day and is usually covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, veterans’ benefits, or private funds (such as donations and grants from your community).