Hospice care is a philosophy or approach to care, rather than a place where someone receives care. Hospice services may be provided in a person’s home, a nursing home, an assisted living center, a hospital or an independent living facility.
Hospice is a benefit under Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. All equipment necessary in caring for the patient’s terminal condition is generally covered by insurance programs, including Medicare.
Good Shepherd Hospice offers a holistic approach to care focused on meeting the individual needs of the patient and family. Our team of highly skilled, trained care professionals work together to design an individualized plan of care that meets both family and patient needs. During the moments that challenge us most, Good Shepherd’s support team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Leads the interdisciplinary team in development of care plan
- Provides consultation to other physicians regarding hospice care and brings an emphasis on comfort and dignity of life
- Determines hospice eligibility