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How to Pay for Hospice Care

At America Hospice and Palliative Care, we understand that the financial aspect of hospice care can be a significant concern for patients and their families. Our team is committed to helping you navigate the various payment options available and ensuring that you have the information and support you need to make informed decisions. As a provider of hospice and palliative care services in Sugar Land, Houston, and over 100 towns and rural areas in Texas, we are dedicated to making our high-quality care accessible to those in need.

Payment Options for Hospice Care

There are several payment options available for patients seeking hospice care, including:

  1. Medicare: Hospice care is covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit, which covers a wide range of services, including nursing care, medical equipment, medications, and counseling. To be eligible, patients must meet the Medicare eligibility criteria for hospice care.
  2. Medicaid: In Texas, hospice care is covered under the state’s Medicaid program for eligible patients. Coverage includes medical, nursing, and counseling services, as well as respite care and bereavement support.
  3. Private insurance: Many private insurance plans offer hospice care coverage. Review your policy or consult with your insurance provider to determine the extent of your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.
  4. Self-pay: Patients without insurance or with limited coverage may choose to pay for hospice care services out-of-pocket. Our team at America Hospice and Palliative Care can provide information on the cost of care and assist with payment arrangements.
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What is Covered Under Hospice Care

Hospice care typically covers a comprehensive range of services, including:

  1. Medical care focused on symptom management and pain relief
  2. Nursing care and support from a team of healthcare professionals
  3. Medical equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis
  4. Medications for pain and symptom management
  5. Counseling and emotional support for patients and their families
  6. Respite care for family caregivers
  7. Bereavement support and services

Why Choose America Hospice and Palliative Care

Selecting America Hospice and Palliative Care means entrusting your loved one’s care to a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique needs and preferences.

As a locally owned and operated company, we have deep roots in our community and are committed to making our services accessible to residents throughout the region. For more information about our hospice care services, payment options, and eligibility requirements, please contact America Hospice and Palliative Care today. Our team is here to help you navigate this challenging time with compassion and expertise.

We Listen. We Care. We Serve.

When you are faced with the challenge of finding a hospice provider to help care for the emotional and physical well-being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about hospice care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision.

America Hospice and Palliative Care operates hospice and palliative care programs throughout Sugar Land, Houston and over 100 towns and rural areas in Texas. We pride ourselves on being one of the leading providers of end-of-life care for Texas families.

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WHO CAN RECEIVE HOSPICE CARE?

Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy can receive hospice care.

Once a doctor confirms an illness is terminal (life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the America Hospice and Palliative Care team to provide services tailored to the patient’s needs and desires.

While many patients have cancer, we also care for individuals with various life-limiting conditions, such as heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias. Family and friends benefit from hospice care as well, receiving support to help the patient and adjust to life changes.

A common misconception is that all hospice patients are bedridden, critically ill, and incapable of living life to its fullest. Hospice celebrates life, assisting you in fulfilling your unique needs during this life chapter.

For any questions about hospice care or eligibility, contact our Admission Coordinator at America Hospice and Palliative Care.

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WHY CHOOSE AMERICA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE?

After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

When a doctor concludes that no curative treatment exists for a specific illness, the therapy is no longer effective, or you decide the treatment side effects are too severe, you might consider opting for comfort care as your ultimate objective.

Aggressive medical treatment prioritizes curing the physical ailment over addressing the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs, often requiring intensive clinical care that can reduce life quality. Hospice care, on the other hand, focuses on comfort by alleviating pain and other symptoms while continuing to cater to the emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family.

Hospice care neither extends life nor accelerates death; instead, it eases pain and physical discomfort, allowing the patient to enjoy a more peaceful and fulfilling life quality. At America Hospice and Palliative Care, care and support services primarily occur in the patient’s home or residence. Many families have expressed that they waited too long to fully benefit from hospice care’s offerings.

WHY CHOOSE AMERICA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE?

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We are one of Texas' premier providers of end-of-life care. Click the button below to Request Information or call (713) 334-2300 to learn how hospice care can help.