What is Hospice?
Advancement from this life to the next should be both dignified and comfortable; hospice allows patients to spend precious time with loved ones in the comfort of their own place of residence. Hospice care aims to treat the symptoms of the disease process and provide comfort and support rather than focus on halting, delaying, or curing the illness. Suncrest Hospice provides this treatment through qualified and compassionate physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, and spiritual advisors. Our team is passionately committed to making patients comfortable while simultaneously providing necessary support to family members.
A patient is eligible to receive hospice services if an order from a physician is given upon a terminal diagnosis with a life expectancy of six months or less and if the patient has a desire to receive comfort and support rather than curative treatment.
Cost of Hospice
Hospice services are covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance companies with no co-pay. Suncrest Hospice will handle the billing of your primary insurance provider for you.
All hospice care is administered under the direction of a licensed physician. Patients may continue to see their attending physician and/or receive care from the physician who serves as the hospice medical director.
SKILLED NURSING SERVICES
A qualified nurse will be assigned to visit the patient on a weekly basis to assess and manage symptoms. We believe that patients must receive the care that they need, therefore our nurses keep manageable caseloads which enable them to see patients 2+ times per week based on individual patient needs.
HOSPICE AIDE SERVICES
Patients will receive a visit up to 7 times a week from a licensed certified nursing assistant to assist the patient with activities of daily living.
Each patient and family is assigned a social worker to provide necessary support as hospice care seeks to treat out the physical and emotional needs of end-of-life-care.
Patients and families can receive regular visits from a spiritual advisor who will listen and give spiritual support.
Medications related to the hospice diagnosis are covered 100% by hospice.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES
Equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, wheel chairs, mattress pads, and incontinence supplies are covered 100% by hospice.