Admissions and Payment
Patients under the care of a physician and diagnosed with a life limiting illness are eligible for Hospice care. A primary caregiver must also be available to assist the patient with day-to-day basic needs when self-care is no longer possible.
No one is refused Hospice services on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, ethnic background, handicap condition or financial resources. Anyone may refer a patient to Hospice. A physician order is required to admit a patient.
Hospice offers services based upon need, rather than ability to pay. Payment for services is accepted from commercial insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid and private pay.