What does your hospice benefit include?

Some of the services you can expect to be included are:

  • Hospice physician services
  • Nursing care by specially trained hospice nurses
  • Social work services
  • Spiritual care
  • Hospice aide visits
  • Volunteer services
  • Dietary counseling
  • Grief and loss counseling for you and those caring for you
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy as needed for special circumstances

In terms of some of the supplies and other services which are covered, here are some examples:

  • Medical equipment such as hospital beds with special mattresses
  • Medical supplies such as wound care supplies and incontinence supplies
  • Medications related to the terminal illness
  • Short-term inpatient care for pain or symptom management
  • Short-term crisis care for pain or symptom management
  • Short-term respite care for caregiver support