Hospice services are covered by:


  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Most other managed care and health insurance providers


At Homestead Hospice, no one is denied hospice services because of inability to pay or lack of insurance coverage. We provide hospice care to any patient in need of our services, regardless of his or her ability to pay.


In addition to the care provided by our skilled clinical team of nurses, doctors, social workers, chaplains and hospice aides, Homestead Hospice provides all palliative medications, durable equipment and medical supplies related to the hospice diagnosis. Chaplain and bereavement support is also offered.


Items Included with Comprehensive Hospice Coverage


Some of the treatments that are typically covered under a hospice benefit include:


  • Medication related to the primary diagnosis
  • Nursing care
  • Home Health Aide/personal care
  • Spiritual comfort
  • Social work support
  • Volunteer help
  • Medical equipment and supplies required for the comfort and safety of the patient
  • Oxygen therapy
  • IV therapy required for the comfort of the patient
  • Respite care (temporary care of the patient in a facility to better manage symptoms)
  • Continuous nursing care (see availability of care)
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nutrition counseling


Other services frequently mentioned in a  place of care are:


  • Complementary therapies (i.e. massage, when performed by hospice personnel)
  • Grief counseling and bereavement support


Items Excluded from Comprehensive Hospice Coverage


Hospice provides care that is palliative in nature. That is, care which has the primary purpose of providing comfort to the patient. Treatments rendered with the primary purpose of curing the illness, or treatments which extend the length of life but compromise the quality of the time remaining, are generally not provided under the comprehensive hospice benefit but will be evaluated on a case-by-care basis.


If you have questions about payment for hospice or about what will be covered under the hospice benefit, or if you or a loved one may need the help of hospice, please call Homestead Hospice today. A hospice consultant is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.


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