Hospice Care

HospiceCare strives to enhance the lives of individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their families by providing quality, compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care.  Our Hospice programs focus on easing pain and discomfort associated with a life-limiting illness.

We are proud to serve the following counties in West Virginia: Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Roane, Summers and Webster.

Hospice services include:

  • Comprehensive pain and symptom management
  • Skilled nurses available 24/7
  • Certified Nursing Assistants to provide bathing, dressing and other personal care for patients
  • Support for family caregivers – HospiceCare nurses and social workers can help coordinate services, equipment and medications
  • Spiritual and emotional support from HospiceCare chaplains and counselors
  • Volunteers can provide companionship and additional assistance with errands and other activities.  They can also serve to give the primary caregiver a break, clean dishes, get groceries, read to the patient, or simply hold their hand.

Who is Eligible?

Deciding when an individual is ready for HospiceCare services is an important choice.  General guidelines are:

  • When an individual has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a prognosis of six (6) months or less
  • When curative measures are no longer effective, or the individual elects to discontinue curative treatments

Where are services provided?

  • In-home
  • In one of our Inpatient Facilities
  • In a nursing home or assisted-living facility
  • In hospitals

Are hospice services covered by insurance?

Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies cover Hospice services.  However, it is HospiceCare’s philosophy that any person who meets the admission criteria will be treated, regardless of their ability to pay.  HospiceCare receives funds through community donations and fundraisers to help cover these costs.

How do I get started?

A referral can be made by a patient, family member, friend, nursing facility or doctor.  Once the referral has been made, our staff will complete an intake assessment to verify admission eligibility. A nurse and social worker will then visit the patient to explain the plan of care and to assess the patients’ needs.  Services begin immediately after the patient is admitted.  Click here to fill out our contact form or give us a call at 304-768-8523 today!

 


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