Compassionate Care that focuses on making every moment count
At Our Hospice, we understand that every moment matters, especially when dealing with a life-limiting illness. Our comprehensive hospice care provides the support and compassion needed for both patients and their loved ones during this challenging time.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care is specialized medical care that focuses on providing comfort and quality of life for people with a life expectancy of six months or less. It is an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and their family.
Who Can Receive Hospice Care?
Adults with a terminal illness and a prognosis of six months or less, as well as children and adolescents with different rules and regulations, can receive hospice care. Common diagnoses include cancer, heart disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, lung disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, cirrhosis, and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).
Our Hospice Services
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana provides a range of services to support our patients and their families. These services include:
- Medical Care: Our team of medical professionals work to address physical symptoms and pain, ensuring the utmost comfort for our patients.
- Emotional and Spiritual Support: Counselors, social workers, and spiritual advisors offer emotional and spiritual support tailored to the unique needs and beliefs of each patient and family.
- Bereavement Care: Grief counseling is available to patients and their families during the illness and for over a year after a death.
- In-Home Care: Hospice services are provided wherever the patient resides, whether it be a private residence, assisted living facility, or nursing home.
Accessing Our Hospice Services
You don’t have to wait for a physician to suggest hospice care. To qualify for hospice services, two physicians must certify that the patient meets specific medical eligibility criteria. Typically, referral begins with the attending/specialist physician knowledgeable about the person’s medical history, and hospice eligibility is confirmed by the hospice physician.
Paying for Hospice Care
Most hospice patients are eligible for Medicare, which covers all aspects of hospice care and services. In most states, Medicaid offers similar coverage. Many private health insurance plans also cover hospice care to varying extents. Our Hospice of South Central Indiana accepts private payment for those who are uninsured.
We are here to help, to listen, and to guide. Reach out to us today and let’s explore together how we can support you and your loved ones during this time of need. Whether you have a question, need some advice, or are ready to start the journey with us, we’re only a phone call or a click away.
Use our simple online form to get in touch, or for a more immediate response, call us directly on our hotline at (800) 841-4938. Our compassionate team is ready to offer the support and care you need.