Hospice is expert, in-home medical care for people with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice is unique in that it addresses physical comfort, emotional well-being and spiritual peace for the entire family. We serve patients wherever they call “home”—in private residences, long-term care communities or Beacon Place, our own home-like hospice facility.
Wherever an HPCG patient resides, they receive the same compassionate care and support, including:
- Expert pain and symptom management.
- Medicine related to the life-limiting illness.
- Medical equipment and supplies related to the life-limiting illness.
- 24 hr/seven days a week, on-call nursing assistance.
- Spiritual care, if they choose.
- Volunteer support, if they choose.
- Help with advance directives (health care power of attorney and living will).
- Grief counseling for children and adults.
- Nursing and social work consultation for out-of-town family members by phone or email.
- Hospice aide and homemaker services.
- Short-term inpatient care for pain and symptom management.
- Short-term respite care.
- Any other Medicare-covered services needed to manage your terminal illness and related conditions as recommended by your hospice team.
Assisted-living or long-term-care facility-based hospice care: Our HPCG team works closely with facility staff members to serve residents with a life-limiting illness and who have been referred to HPCG. HPCG also works with the families of facility residents.
Medicare Hospice Benefits
If you have Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and meet these conditions listed below, you can receive hospice care:
- Your hospice doctor and your regular doctor (if you have one) certify that you are terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less.
- You accept palliative care instead of care to cure your illness.
- You sign a statement choosing hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered treatments for your terminal illness and related conditions.
Note: Only your hospice doctor and your regular doctor (if you have one) can certify that you’re terminally ill and have six months or less to live.
HPCG patients and their families are usually in the midst of a difficult journey. We have a team of professionals and volunteers to support the numerous patient and family needs. Our HPCG team includes:
- Nurse Case Managers.
- Hospice aides (CNAs.)
- Nurse Practitioners.
- Medical social workers.
- Grief counselors.
- Physical therapists.
- Occupational therapists.
- Speech therapists.