Hospice as a choice
At Hospice of Montgomery, we’ll help you live more fully because we know even the smallest of moments matter. By understanding your wishes, we tailor care around what is important to you. Through our specialized services, we help patients live in comfort while maintaining their control and dignity. We offer families the support they need to provide the best of care for their loved ones. Our focus is on maintaining a quality of life as defined by you. Our holistic care yields physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort. We help manage pain and symptoms so you can live fully.
Our nurses are trained in pain control and symptom management. Our hospice aides help make daily life easier for you and your caregivers by assisting with personal care. Our social workers and chaplains help create a comforting environment through support and education.
Remember, you and your loved ones will be part of every decision because hospice care is about fulfilling your goals and wishes. By choosing to pursue hospice care, you are making an important decision to focus on quality of life. Our team will come alongside you and work to reduce physical pain, increase comfort, and enhance your emotional and spiritual peace.
Hospice of Montgomery is available to anyone with a life limiting diagnosis, and those who wish to focus on comfort or palliative care. Knowing your eligibility and deciding when to initiate hospice services is a personal decision and should be determined by you, your family, and your physician.
When you are ready to pursue hospice care, reach out to your physician and ask for a referral.
Timing is everything
Hospice is a personal choice and should be made when you feel it’s time to focus on comfort rather than a cure. The decision to begin care is determined by you and your family.
Research shows that hospice care works best and is most beneficial to you and your loved one when started early on. In fact, our patients often tell us they wish they chose hospice sooner. There are many benefits hospice can bring that may help you and your loved ones now. For example, our patients who begin hospice care sooner have the opportunity to make use of our expertise in helping with pain control and symptom management. Also, families caring for a loved one can benefit from the support our hospice caregiving team brings. We can share some of the responsibilities of providing day-to-day care.
Choosing to let us help earlier can increase the quality of time left. Studies have shown that individuals on hospice have actually lived longer. Reducing pain, symptoms and easing responsibilities will let you and your family focus less on the disease and more on enjoying time together.
How hospice can support your family
We understand that your advancing illness is not only touching your life but your family’s lives as well. So we’ll be there to comfort your family and help them through any challenging days ahead. Your family will maintain an active role in caring for you and will strive to give you the very best care. They will have the full support of our team from our expertly trained nurses, to our hospice aides who will help with daily caregiving, to our chaplains and social workers. Imagine a team of people dedicated to providing the best care possible while ensuring no one in your family feels completely overwhelmed or like they are facing this struggle alone.
We also help family members understand each others feelings and share their thoughts, wishes, and concerns. We provides support for those who have lost a loved one by helping them adjust, begin to heal, and regain the ability to re-invest in life.
Who pays for hospice
Hospice is an elected benefit of most insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA. Medicare covers the cost of clinical staff visits, medications, home equipment and supplies related to the terminal illness and comfort. Every insurance company is a little different, but many have inclusive plans similar to Medicare. After meeting with you and discussing your needs, we’ll verify insurance benefits to determine hospice coverage. If you do not have insurance, our social workers will work with you and your family to find funding options. Hospice of Montgomery is a nonprofit community agency that provides care to everyone, regardless of your ability to pay.
If you have questions, we’ll make it easy to get answers or to talk to someone about your needs and concerns. We’re here, ready to give you more information about the benefits of hospice care, offer choices and options, or help you begin care. Anyone can ask for hospice care.
Research shows that hospice care works best and is most beneficial to you and your loved one when started early in the terminal illness. In fact, our patients often tell us they wish they chose hospice sooner. There are many benefits hospice can bring that may help you and your loved ones now.
Call us today to begin a conversation.