Hospice is a philosophy of compassionate care for a person with a life-limiting illness and their family. At Amicasa Hospice & Home Care we focus on affirming life by treating the patient, not the disease. Through a well-managed interdisciplinary system of care we manage pain and keep other symptoms under control so a patient can enjoy the time they have left with the people they love.
Common hospice diagnosis’ include but are not limited to
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- End Stage Renal/Respiratory or Pulmonary disease
Palliative Care: When medical treatments can no longer cure a disease, our interdisciplinary team of hospice care professionals still can do a great deal to control pain, reduce anxiety and offer needed spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families.
Bereavement: Bereavement is the period of mourning that follows the death of a loved one. At Amicasa Hospice & Home Care we recognize the loss of a loved one in the most profound of all sorrows and that each individual is affected differently. Amicasa Hospice & Home Care have a Chaplin, Grief Counselors, and support staff to help you and your family through the bereavement period.
Who Pays for Hospice?
There are several methods you can use to pay for hospice. Most people who use hospice care are over age 65 and are entitled to the Medicare Hospice Benefit. This benefit covers all hospice services related to the hospice diagnosis and requires little, if any, out-of-pocket costs. This means that there are no financial burdens incurred by the family, in sharp contrast to the huge financial expenses at the end of life which are incurred when hospice is not used. Hospice services are also provided by Medicaid and most insurance private companies, with authorization.