Hospice Care

Hospice is an approach to care for people experiencing a life limiting illness.

What is Hospice?

Hospice is an approach to care for people experiencing a life-limiting illness. It offers comprehensive services that address the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs and preferences of the patient and family. Hospice affirms life and emphasizes quality rather than quantity of life. Hospice does nothing to either hasten or postpone death, but rather focuses on making the patient as comfortable as possible during the dying process while supporting the patients family and caregivers.

Who pays for hospice services?

Abode Healthcare accepts Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other forms of reimbursement. We will be happy to discuss your particular situation and to contact the patients insurer to ask about hospice coverage.

What specific services
do Abode hospices provide?

  • Routine Home Care is provided in the home on a periodic, as needed, basis by a team of expert and compassionate professionals. Services focus on pain and symptom control and practical, as well as emotional and spiritual support.

  • Continuous Care is offered for up to 24 hours when the patient needs close attention because of a severe problem or crisis.

  • Inpatient Care is offered as need on a short-term basis when patients need extra help to control their pain or other symptoms.

  • Respite Care is another short-term service offering up to five days of inpatient care that allows family members and caregivers to take a needed rest break.

  • Bereavement Services offer family and caregiver support for up to 13 months after the patients death.

  • Equipment, Supplies, and Medications are provided if they directly relate to the patients hospice diagnosis.

  • Specialty Services such as Music Therapy and Pet Therapy services are offered in some locations.

Testimonials

5 Stars

A gift from God to my family in our time of need. You lovingly cared for not only my sweet Daddy, but also our entire family. There is no way we can ever thank you for every act of kindness, compassion, gentle humor and good nature in our care for us. We are eternally in your debt.

5 Stars

The care that my grandparents received was incredible. They were treated with compassion, respect and dignity. The staff\'s attention to details and extra-mile service truly touched our family during a difficult time.

5 Stars

Words can never begin to express how grateful I am for all that you did for my mom. I felt so much love given to mom and our family! I will always have a very special place in my heart for all of you. God Bless.

5 Stars

Thank you so much for taking such good care of my mother. You were always there for me when I had questions. This job you all do is truly a calling from God. God Bless you for all you do.

Who qualifies for hospice services?

Anyone who has a life limiting illness and a desire for palliative rather than curative care is appropriate for hospice. Please contact our main location or your local Abode hospice to speak with someone about the hospice benefits available to you. We are happy to answer any questions you might have and to help you get the services you need. Contact us to learn more.