What is hospice?

Hospice is a way of providing comfort and support for people at the end-of-life.  Our hospice team is focused on relieving pain and troublesome symptoms along with providing emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their family.  The goal of hospice care is to add to the quality of life.

When is the right time to call hospice?

It is best to call hospice as soon as a life-limiting diagnosis is received. The sooner hospice services are started, the more we can do to help.

Do I have to give up my personal physician while I’m having hospice services?

Having a relationship with your doctor is important.  Your personal physician becomes part of the hospice team directing your care.

Can I get hospice care at home? In an assisted living facility?

Absolutely. Hospice care can be provided wherever you “put your head down to sleep at night.”

Is hospice only for cancer patients?

Not at all. Anyone with a life-limiting diagnosis and a life expectancy of six months or less can benefit from hospice including people with heart, renal or pulmonary problems or advanced dementia.

Is there only one hospice?

No. Hospice is a generic term like “hospital.” Just as there are different hospitals in a given area, there can also be different hospice choices.

How do I pay for hospice?

Faith Hospice participates in a wide variety of insurance programs. Hospice care is also part of your Medicare/Medicaid benefit.

Let us know how we can help.  Call 616-235-5113 today.