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Out of Pocket Expenses

Wisners Family: My doctor has suggested Hospice care. Will my health insurance benefits pay and will I have some out of pocket costs? Dorothy RN: Most health care insurances have a hospice benefit that will cover all services related to the...

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Comfort Care

Comfort care assures that negative symptoms like pain, nausea, shortness of breath and itching are kept to a minimum for the patient allowing a much easier transition. Hospice nurses will visit the hospice patients 2 to 3 times per week, and...

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Pediatric Hospice

Our Pediatric Program is rehabilitation focused with Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist being part of the inter disciplinary team. Our nurses are dedicated working tirelessly for the desired outcomes. But when Hospice is called for,...

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What is the role of Volunteers in Hospice care

Hospice care is set up to be a multi discipline approach in order to address the many challenges posed by an end of life situation. The nurses take care of the physical aspect of care, The chaplain deals with the spiritual aspect, the social worker...

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Can a Patient be readmitted back to hospice after a Hospice...

Oliver Family: Our sister was on Hospice with Myasthenia Gravis for 8 months last year and was finally discharged because her condition was stable. Now her condition has worsened. Can she be readmitted to hospice? Dorothy RN: Occasionally...

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