Hospice offers an affordable way to receive medical care at home. Many who access these benefits are over the age of 65 and are entitled to Medicare benefits which cover 100 percent of the cost of services and associated medication and supply costs. Medicaid and most commercial insurances also provide hospice coverage
Enrolling in hospice care early helps the patient have a better quality of life as well as more time for preparations to be made. Hospice care provides planning and support to family members during this time of transition.
Hospice is for anyone living with a type of life-limiting illness. The hospice program is for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, who are not seeking aggressive, curative treatment. Hospice is best when elected early as the patient, family and caregivers receive the help and support they need. Hospice is not a final choice or decision. Patients are free to leave the program at any time.
Home health is a service designed to help you recover safely in an independent manner, in the comfortable setting of your home.
Home health is skilled clinical care ordered by a health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. These services typically include interventions from nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology. These services are designed to help you manage your condition and regain your independence after a recent illness, injury, or procedure. These are medical services typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance plans.
Personal home care services are non-clinical services that may include light housekeeping, transportation assistance, bathing, and light meal preparation. Typically, the patient and family pay the entire cost of these services.