If you’re considering hospice care for a loved one, you may have a million questions running through your mind. When is the right time? Is this the right approach for my loved one? We are here to answer any questions you may have. Below you’ll find some commonly asked questions regarding hospice and the services provided at NPH.
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A: If your loved one has an advanced illness with a limited life expectancy as determined by their physician, that is the time to explore hospice care services.
A: The services are covered by Medicare/Medi-cal and most medical insurances.
A: Hospice care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. That being said, there are many variables to consider when determining the best care. Please send us a message, and we can help you discover the services you will need.
A: Hospice care is a more focused approach on improving the livelihood of your loved one while their terminal illness progresses. While a doctor treats the illness, a hospice care provider manages the necessary medical treatment while supporting the individual physically, mentally and spiritually.
A: There are many benefits, some including pain management for the patient, constant support for the patient and the caregivers, and a trusted resource during this time.
A: Services we provide include Attending Physicians, Skilled Nurses, Hospice Aides, Social Workers, Bereavement Counselors, and Volunteers. Learn more about each service at the About page.
A: Typically those who enter hospice care have a life expectancy of 6 months. But we will continue hospice care for as long as needed for the patient.
A: Your loved one will continue to see your primary care doctor if that is what they need.
A: An individual is deemed to have a terminal illness and be eligible for hospice care if a physician has determined the individual has a limited life expectancy.
A: Not necessarily. A doctor may recommend it, but if you are looking to prepare for your loved one before your doctor makes a recommendation, you can absolutely explore hospice care as a next step.
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