Frequently Asked Questions - Lavender Hospice
Medicare and Hospice Coverage
Yes, Lavender Hospice services are covered under Medicare Part A. We work with Medicare to provide comprehensive end-of-life care for eligible individuals.
Hospice care at Lavender Hospice is covered under Medicare Part A. This includes care for terminal illnesses, with the intention of managing symptoms and ensuring patient comfort.
For Medicare to cover the cost of hospice care at Lavender Hospice, a physician must certify that the patient is terminally ill, with a life expectancy of six months or less. The patient must also accept comfort care instead of treatment for their illness.
Hospice Cost and Insurance
For eligible patients, Medicare covers the entire cost of hospice care provided by Lavender Hospice. There are no out-of-pocket expenses, copayments, or additional fees related to the terminal illness.
Patients under our care with Medicare coverage face no out-of-pocket costs for services related to their terminal illness at Lavender Hospice. Our services are fully covered without any additional charges.
Lavender Hospice is dedicated to providing care to all patients. If you do not have insurance coverage like Medicare, please reach out to us. We strive to ensure every patient receives the necessary care regardless of their insurance status.
While Lavender Hospice does have costs associated with its services, patients with Medicare will find that these services are covered 100%. We are committed to ensuring all patients have access to the care they need, regardless of financial situation.
For those without insurance, Lavender Hospice will work closely with patients and families to explore available options to ensure they receive the necessary care. Everyone deserves compassionate care in their final days, and we are here to help guide and support.
Specific Illnesses and Hospice Care
Lavender Hospice has a dedicated team of professionals experienced in caring for patients with various conditions, including dementia, COPD, and cancer. When determining a patient’s eligibility for hospice care, we consider specific diagnoses that are tied to Medicare, known as Local Determination Coverage. This includes a variety of diagnoses such as cardiac disease, Parkinson’s, and several others that are key in determining a patient’s eligibility for our services. Our team then crafts comprehensive, individualized care plans that address the unique needs and symptoms of each patient, focusing on enhancing their comfort and quality of life in accordance with these guidelines.
Lavender Hospice believes in holistic care that includes supporting families and loved ones. We provide grief and bereavement support, education about the end-of-life process, and help in navigating difficult decisions. Our goal is to ensure that families feel supported and included in the care process.