Fact: Hospice is provided regardless of ability to pay. Most private insurers cover it, as does Medicare and Medicaid. If a person lacks insurance coverage, Hospice East will work with the patient and family to ensure services are provided.
Fact: Hospice care is designed for patients with life-limiting illness. Hospice is not where you go to die, rather hospice professionals are trained to assist patients in living their lives fully without pain, until the end of their lives.
Fact: Hospice patients and families receive care for an unlimited amount of time, depending upon the course of the illness. There is no fixed limit on the amount of time a patient may continue to receive hospice services.