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Home health services help a person regain function after an illness, injury, or surgery when homebound. Hospice is specialized care that assists with the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the person and family facing a life limiting illness. Usually, a person is not eligible to receive both. Please notify us if you are receiving care from a home health agency.
Yes, we do not deny services based on ability to pay. Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice is a non-profit hospice. Through the gifts of charitable support from our community we are able to serve everyone. You will be informed of any financial responsibility you may have based on a sliding fee scale.
Yes, your doctor is part of the hospice team and continues to direct your care. Please let your hospice nurse know when you have a doctor’s appointment.
We will continue close communication with your doctor and follow the orders for your care. Your doctor may ask our Medical Director to assist with your care. Medical Directors are uniquely trained in hospice and palliative care to manage pain and other symptoms specific to your diagnosis.
Hospice care supplements the care provided by the family or hired caregivers in the home or nursing home. We provide intermittent care that includes scheduled visits by your team. Our staff is available 365 days a year.
You will continue to maintain your Medicare/Medicaid coverage for all health problems not related to your hospice illness.
Yes, although all hospitalizations should be coordinated through your hospice team prior to going to the hospital.
Your doctor uses the best medical judgment to estimate how long you have to live. We will continue to assess your condition to make sure you are eligible for hospice care. Studies have shown that some people on hospice services actually live longer. *
You are encouraged to travel, as much as your health allows. Notify your care team as soon as possible of your travel plans. Your care team will assist you in preparing for the trip. We may need to arrange for you to have care from another hospice in the area you will be staying. Your care team will help you determine the best way to handle your situation.
No. You are encouraged to participate in as many activities as your health allows.
You may choose to discontinue hospice services at any time.
Your doctor will determine if physical therapy would be helpful. We will arrange for you to receive any needed therapies.
Your care team will work with you to determine the medical equipment that will make your life easier and most comfortable. If an equipment exchange is required we partner with our preferred medical equipment provider in your area, and arrange any needed exchange with minimal disruption.
Generally, chemotherapy and radiation are for curative treatment. Talk with your hospice nurse if you are considering one of these treatments.
*Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, March 2007