WHAT IS HOPICE?
Hospice is about living life on your terms. IT is a concept of care for individuals facing a life threatening illness where cure is no longer a realistic goal. Hospice isn’t about dying it’s about living and making each journey the best it can be; It’s about living life to its fullest, up to the final moment. Hospice is about receiving comfort and care, while surrounding yourself and your loved ones with medical, emotional, and spiritual support.
WHO CAN RECEIVE HOSPICE CARE?
Hospice Services are available to people of all ages with a limited life expectancy of six months or less. It is not necessary to be acutely ill to receive hospice care. Unlike home health services, patients do not need to be homebound to receive services.
Services available to hospice patients-regardless of insurance or ability to pay:
Most health plans cover hospice care. Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who choose hospice care receive a full scope of non-curative medical support services for their terminal illness.
Hospice services are provided to everyone that qualifies regardless of ability to pay. Medicare and Medicaid and most private insurance cover the cost of care. Donations and fundraising help make up the difference.
OUR INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM AND SERVICES
Click on any position below to learn about their role in Hospice Services.
Primary Physician or Nurse Practitioner
Hospice Medical Director
Home Health Aids
VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Volunteers provide many services to patients in Hospice Services, such as providing emotional, spiritual, and physical support to patients and families. Sometimes they help a patient write a life story or their history. At all times, they are there just being a friend. Other times they help by shopping for personal items and performing household tasks. We often need the help of volunteers with specialized skills such as: Beautician/barber/manicurist, massage therapist, professional licensure (nursing, social work, etc..)
Grief can be a difficult experience. We offer grief counseling free of charge to family members of hospice patients and the community at large. Lakeview Home Health and Hospice recognizes that the feelings that accompany death of a loved one are painful and at times overwhelming. Survivors are provided support through ongoing contact with counselors, printed materials, referrals to other services, and grief support groups. Bereavement services are available to the community, regardless of the type of death.