Residents must be enrolled with a local hospice organization who will provide comprehensive medical care and oversight, including prescribing pain medications and monitoring pain symptoms. The hospice organization will also provide residents with any necessary medical equipment, including a fully adjustable bed.
Residents will also have access to services provided by the hospice team, including a medical director, registered hospice nurses, certified personal aids, licensed social workers, trained volunteers, and non-denominational chaplains. Our Hospice House staff will work closely with the chosen hospice provider to ensure the specific medical and healthcare needs of each resident are met.
For more information about hospice and tips for choosing a hospice provider, visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Note: Our Hospice House does not bill Medicare or private insurance for medical hospice services, which are a Medicare covered benefit. Billing for medical hospice care will be arranged between the resident, and/or the resident’s health care proxy, and the medical hospice provider