Relatives and caregivers must consider a range of elder care options. Hospice care, often known as “end-of-life care,” is one such alternative. This kind of care, which encompasses psychological, physical, and spiritual support, is provided by volunteers and health professionals.Learn more by visiting SilverStone Hospice
For patients who are expected to live for six months or fewer, hospice care is often provided in a skilled nursing facility, a hospital, a hospice care centre, or at the patient’s home. Your doctor or social worker should be able to advise you on the best hospice care option for your loved one as well as offer a list of hospice providers.
When choosing a hospice, be sure to ask how long the hospice has been in business, whether Medicare and Medicaid are accepted, and if financial help is available if you need it. You should also find out whether services are accessible after hours and if the hospice often works with hospitals and other care organisations. The hospice facility should be happy to answer these and any other questions you may have regarding the care of yourself or a loved one.
The most frequent sources of hospice treatment are Medicaid Hospice Benefit, Medicare Hospice Benefit, and private insurance. When a patient’s insurance coverage is inadequate, the hospice will work with the patient and/or family to ensure that all necessary services are provided. The bulk of hospice care is covered by Medicare, and more than 90% of hospices are Medicare-certified, with 80% of hospice patients being over 65 and therefore eligible for the Medicare Hospice Benefit.