FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hospice provides care for patients with life-limiting illnesses in the patient's home. It focuses on the social, spiritual, and physical needs of the patient and their family.
The goal of hospice is to provide support and care for individuals facing the end of life. It is the vision of hospice care to ensure that the patient may live at home and be as comfortable as possible.
These services are provided to individuals with a terminal diagnosis who are seeking pain management, symptom control, and comfort care.
Choosing hospice is NOT giving up hope, but redefining it. There may no longer be a possibility of curing the illness, so patients and families redirect their hope into spending time with those they love, and finding peace and comfort.
Focusing on living, Hope Hospice enhances the quality of life and dignity of patients.
- Cardiac disease (CHF)
- Lung disease (COPD)
- Liver disease
- Renal disease
- Neurological conditions like Parkinson's disease
- The last stages of Alzheimer's and similar conditions
- Other serious terminal illnesses
Hospice is covered 100% by most insurances and Medicare. There are no co-pays or deductibles and you will never receive a bill from Hope Hospice, Inc.
- Home-based care
- Pain/symptom control
- Comfort measures
- Medication management
- Medical equipment
- 24/7 on-call
- Respite services
- Primary physician care
- Home health aide
- Volunteer services
- Social work assistance
- Chaplain services
- Grief/support counseling
- Coordination of services by an Interdisciplinary Team
- Medical Director: Dr.Douglas Alford (Board certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care)
- Primary Physician
- Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
- Nurses (RN and LPN)
- Home Health Aides
- Social Worker
- Volunteer Coordinator
A referral must be made by a doctor to receive hospice care. You may contact us at (205) 583-4673 and we will be more than happy to assist you in navigating the referral process.