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What Does Stage 1 Hospice Mean?

What Does Stage 1 Hospice Mean?

Stage one or level one hospice, as defined by Medicare, involves routine home care with a range of services provided at home, in a nursing facility, or any other place. Stage one hospice services usually involve the following:

Nursing care
Pain medications
Occupational therapy
Speech-language pathology services
Medical supplies and equipment
Social services
Nutrition counseling
Spiritual support

Routine home care aims to provide emotional support and care for the patient’s physical needs.