Care and support for individuals when a cure is no longer likely, with focus on the patient’s quality of life, providing symptom and pain management in the comfort of the preferred home setting.
Nurse Aide Assistance
Medical Social Work Services
When is a Patient Eligible for
A patient is eligible for hospice when:
He/she chooses not to pursue aggressive curative treatment or has exhausted all methods in the curative process.
The hospice nurse meets with the patient and provides a clinical assessment.
The patient’s doctor and hospice agency’s Medical Director determine their eligibility based on a prognosis of six months or less if the patient’s disease runs its normal course.
The patient or his/her personal representative elects the hospice benefit.
What is Hospice Care?
A program of care and support for individuals, families and caregivers when a cure is no longer likely and there is a prognosis of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course. The focus is on the patient’s quality of life, providing symptom and pain management in the comfort of their preferred home setting.
Hospice cares for the patient and provides support for their family and caregivers.
What is the Cost
of Hospice Care?
Medicare pays for 100% of the patient’s hospice care under the following conditions:
Patient is eligible for the Medicare Part A hospice benefit
Patient’s doctor and hospice agency’s Medical Director determine that the patient is eligible
Patient or patient representative chooses to elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Elara Caring accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances that have a hospice benefit.