Who pays for hospice?

 Medicare and Medicaid both provide coverage for basic hospice services, including:   
  • Physician services for the medical oversight of the patient's care
  • Home care visits by registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to provide appropriate care to maintain comfort
  • Nursing assistants to address the patient's individual personal needs, such as dressing and bathing
  • Spiritual and couseling services for the patient and their loved ones
  • Volunteer support
  • Medications related to the patient's hospice diagnosis
  • Medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, etc.
  • Medical supplies, such as bandages and catheters
  • Short-term general inpatient care  
  • Bereavement counseling and support services for 12 months after the patient's death.

For more information, view the U.S. Government website, www.medicare.gov

Most private insurance plans also have some hospice provision.  Check with your health insurance provider for specific details. 

For additional information or questions, please contact us or call (719) 633-3400 and ask to speak with one of our Finance professionals.

What Our Families Say

What you all do is amazing.  Thank you for all your help, support and guidance for my mother and family.  It was such a gift and a blessing to be with my mom and take care of her and to have her at home with my daughter and I.  We will never forget your kindness.  Thank you! ~ Patient's family

The services my husband and I received during his last stages of life were invaluable to us.  His primary wish at the end was to be at home.  I was very afraid that I couldn't grant that wish, but with the help of Pikes Peak Hospice he was able to be at home, where he was comfortable, until the very end.  I am also truly thankful for the grief counseling that you provided to me. ~ Patient's wife

Thank you for all your assistance during this time and for the care of my mother.  There are not enough compliments to give for the support, knowledge, bedside manner, courtesy and kindness. ~ Patient's daughter

 

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A Woman’s Journey to Volunteer With Purpose
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Sue Rizzo, a volunteer with Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, recently shared with us her experience with hospice care for her father, and how that inspired her to volunteer with hospice and palliative care patients.