Hospice services includes medications, physical care, counseling, equipment and supplies for patients. Hospice is a primary benefit of Medicare and Medicaid, but may be provided through the VA and other private insurances. Medicare Part A covers 100% of the expenses. Helping Hands Hospice accepts patient regardless of their ability to pay.
Typically, a family member serves as the primary caregiver and, when appropriate, helps make decisions for the terminally ill individual. Members of the hospice staff make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional care or other services. Hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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