What is Hospice?
When curing a serious illness is no longer possible, many people choose to stop curative treatment and accept palliative care. Palliative care means emphasis is placed on comfort and control of symptoms. It is not intended to prolong life. Hospice Care is provided primarily in the home, nursing home, or in an assisted living facility.
The Hospice Team assists family members in caring for their loved one in the comfortable and familiar surroundings of their own home whenever possible. Anova Hospice not only focuses on the special needs of the patient, but also provides support to their families. With our team of medical professionals, Anova Hospice strives to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of both the family and the patient.
Anova Hospice recognizes that everyone is a unique individual. With the expert guidance and counseling of our Hospice Team, Patient and families can make their own decisions about what is important to them. Anova Hospice respects the decisions of the family, and helps to create and atmosphere of understanding acceptance.
Who is Eligible?
Any individual with a terminal illness such as heart diseases, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, or cancer is considered eligible for hospice.
Who Pays for Hospice Services?
Hospice is a 100% covered benefit under Medicare. This benefit covers the multidisciplinary team’s services, medications, equipment and supplies related to the patient’s life-limiting illness. Hospice is also covered under many other insurance plans. Anova Hospice provides care to those who qualify for any hospice services regardless of the ability to pay or insurance coverage.
- Nursing – pain and symptom management
- Social Services – resources and support
- Nursing Aides – Assistance with activities of daily living
- Chaplains – spiritual care
- Physician – oversees care
- Volunteers – hospice trained
- Bereavement – 13 month program
- Dietary Counseling
- Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy
How do Hospice Services Start?
Help is just a phone call away. Anyone can call Anova Health Care System to receive information about hospice services. We offer support to patients and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will also contact the physician to ensure that the patient is eligible for the hospice benefit. If hospice is right for you, a hospice representative will meet with you and your family for admission to hospice. A plan of care will be developed by you, your physician, and the hospice interdisciplinary team that is specific to your needs.
Did you know that hospice care can be provided wherever your loved one lives?
Whether it’s in the comfort of their own residence, assisted living, or long-term care residence, our team of professionals and volunteers will provide them with the full range of hospice services they are entitled to.
Anova Hospice provides all medications, medical equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis. For more information on how Anova Hospice can help your loved one or to schedule a free hospice consultation visit, please call: 724-483-3812.