Choosing a Hospice Care Provider
Monday, January 30, 2023
Life is a journey, and when your loved one enters the last stages of that journey due to a serious illness, it’s comforting to know the same local healthcare system caring for your loved one will also be there to help you and your family when you need it the most.
When and how to choose hospice
When it’s not possible to cure a serious illness or a loved one doesn’t want to undergo further treatment, it’s wise to consider hospice care. So, how do you choose a hospice provider? How can you find information about hospice services? We want to help you understand the hospice options in our community and how to choose one that will best meet the needs of your loved one and your family.
For example, is your hospice provider a for-profit or a non-profit organization? What kind of hospice services does the provider offer, such as in the home, in the hospital, at an outside facility that specializes only in hospice care, or in assisted living or nursing facilities?
Does your insurance cover hospice?
If not, or you don’t have insurance, how expensive would hospice care be for your loved one?
We have a list of questions you may want to ask when considering a hospice provider. We also have a list of all area hospice providers. Go to genesishcs.org/hospice to find information that can help you make these important decisions before your loved one enters the last stage of life.
What does Genesis Hospice offer patients and families? Genesis Hospice is the area’s only charitable, non-profit organization offering a full continuum of hospice care.
We are with patients in their homes or at the Morrison House, the only designated inpatient hospice in our area. We also provide care to patients if they need to be in Genesis Hospital or in assisted living or nursing facilities. Genesis Hospice is rated a 5 Star organization — the highest that can be achieved — by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid.
Our team of professionals work together to manage symptoms so that patients’ days are spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by loved ones. Hospice care is also patient- and family-centered, with the patient and the family making the decisions.
As Genesis Hospice is a non-profit organization, no one receives a bill for care, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
To learn more about Genesis Hospice, go to genesishcs.org/hospice.