What is Hospice Care?
It is a benefit that provides palliative and compassionate care for individuals in addition to emotional support for the families when curative treatment had been unsuccessful.
Our services can be provided in the comfort and familiarity of one’s home, an assisted living or a nursing facility or wherever the patient resides. Hope Hospice’s treatment begins with the belief that fife is sacred. We treat the person, not the disease.
Ours is a team oriented approach that addresses all aspects of comfort care, including excellent medical care, pain management and emotional / spiritual support, expressly designed to meet the needs and wishes of patient and their family.
- Nursing Services
- Hospice Aides
- Spiritual Counseling
- Social Services
- Dietary Counseling
- Physical therapy (as needed) or Speech therapy (as needed)
- Pain Control and symptom management
- All medications relating to hospice diagnosis
- All medical supplies relating to hospice diagnosis
- Home Medical Equipment
- Inpatient Care
- Continuous Care
- Respite Care for Caregivers
- Bereavement Support
- Volunteer Assistance
Who Pays for Hospice Care?
Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private Insurance, and other forms of reimbursements for our services. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for patients and/or their families for services related to hospice diagnosis when payments are made by Medicare or Medicaid.
Admission to Hope Hospice of Atlanta is based on the patient’s needs rather than ability to pay. In addition, patient’s social security benefits are not affected while under the care of Hope Hospice of Atlanta.