Gentiva Hospice Services, Hospice Care
When any family first hears about hospice and life-limiting illness, it’s a difficult time. In these challenging moments, it’s important to know you have an option that can help someone you love get the most out of life while living as fully and comfortably as possible.
When the doctor, patient and family decide that curative treatment is no longer an option, home hospice services may be the answer wherever home is – whether a skilled nursing facility, a friend or family member's place, or the house you've been living in for many years. Our hospice services allow patients to make the most of each day, at home surrounded by friends and family in a familiar, comfortable environment. Because at Gentiva, we believe that every moment matters.
How Our Hospice Services Work
Under the direction of a physician, our team of clinicians offers a special kind of caring atmosphere that encompasses the medical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of treatment. Our goal is to ensure that the patient's remaining days are lived with dignity and respect. Our hospice provides:
- Expert clinical care with emphasis on pain and symptom management
- Home medical equipment and medications related to the hospice diagnosis
- Comprehensive bereavement program
- Emotional support for patients and family members
- Services for patients of all ages
At Gentiva, we utilize a team approach to our care. This team can vary depending on the patient’s and the family’s needs. Your team can include:
- Medical directors
- Expert nurses
- Social workers
- Hospice aides
- Spiritual care coordinators
- Specially trained volunteers
What Does Hospice Cost?
Most of our hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many private health insurance companies. You can also choose to pay privately, but you will never be turned away for inability to pay. Our staff can assist patients, families and physicians in determining eligibility and researching all available options.
Every Moment Matters
Getting into a hospice program can comfort both patient and family. With hospice care, you will have a team who helps you understand what’s happening and prepare for what’s ahead spiritually, emotionally and physically. Hospice care can improve the quality of the days ahead for everyone.
For More information
Call 1-888-GENTIVA or refer to the location finder for a hospice provider near you.