Village Health Care offers personalized hospice care delivered with compassion and understanding.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if hospice care is appropriate?
To qualify for hospice care, a patient must have a terminal disease with a life expectancy of six months or less. Patients with end-stage cancer, heart disease, renal failure, pulmonary issues, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other terminal diagnoses may be eligible for hospice care.
When in hospice, can I make my own healthcare decisions?
Absolutely. You and your immediate family will maintain control of your healthcare decisions.
How do I start hospice care?
You should discuss the matter with your doctor, who can provide a referral for hospice care. Next, you and your family will meet with the staff at Village Health Care to discuss specifics and create your unique treatment plan.
Can my hospice care continue longer than six months?
Your comfort and quality of life is our top concern. If pain management and treatment extend your prognosis, we will continue your care.
Is it possible to start and stop hospice care?
If your condition improves significantly, you may choose to stop hospice care. Should you need services again, as long as you meet the hospice requirements, you can resume your end-of-life care with us.
How will I pay for hospice care?
Most private insurance plans cover end-of-life care, as does Medicaid and the Veterans Administration.
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We can help you and your family members arrange for inpatient or outpatient care. If you’ve been hospitalized, we can assist with hospital discharge. Our team will ensure that you have the necessary medical equipment to continue quality care.
Our team also works with local community resource providers to secure any additional assistance that you may need. We provide crisis intervention in case of an emergency.
The paperwork and details surrounding healthcare can be complicated. Your physical and emotional health should be your primary focus. We’ll help you navigate healthcare policy and provide the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your care.
We believe you should remain in control of your choices and treatment. Our team will advise you and assist with the preparation of advanced directives that detail your desires and spare your family stressful decisions.
Finally, as you prepare for end-of-life care, we provide access to bereavement support and counseling for you and your loved ones. Your family will have a dedicated social worker focused on their needs as you make this transition.