As a non-profit community provider, the mission of Hospice Alliance is to ensure that compassionate care and support is available to every patient and family facing a life-limiting illness. Care is never denied based on insurance coverage or ability to pay.

Hospice

Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health insurance. Our staff will assist you in determining eligibility and researching all available options.

What is covered? Depending on your illness and symptoms, any or all of these services, when provided by the Hospice Care Team:

  • Doctor services
  • Nursing care
  • Hospice aide for personal cares (like bathing)
  • Emotional care provided by medical social worker
  • Spiritual care provided by chaplain/spiritual counselor
  • Dietary counseling
  • Grief and loss counseling for patient and family
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology services
  • Medical equipment (like wheelchairs or walkers)
  • Medical supplies (like bandages and catheters)
  • Prescription drugs for symptom control or pain relief
  • Short-term inpatient care (for pain and symptom management)
  • Short term respite care (temporary care at a nursing home to allow rest for family caregivers)
  • Other services needed to manage pain and other symptoms related to your illness

What services are not covered?

  • Treatment intended to cure your illness. You always have the right to stop hospice care at any time and to return to curative treatment.
  • Prescription drugs to cure your illness
  • Care from a different hospice provider than the one you chose. You may change providers at any time, but you may not receive care from multiple providers at the same time.
  • Room and board. Medicare doesn’t cover room and board if you get hospice care in your home or if you live in a nursing home or a hospice inpatient facility.
  • Emergency room care, inpatient facility care or ambulance transportation, unless your hospice team arranged it or it’s unrelated to your terminal illness.

Palliative Care

Most Palliative Care services are covered by Medicare/Medicaid and private insurance companies. Our staff will assist you in determining eligibility and researching all available options. Hospice Alliance extends Palliative Care as part of it’s mission.  Palliative Care offers symptom management, while a patient seeks curative treatment.

What is provided? Depending on your illness and symptoms, Hospice Alliance can partner with your physician and provide the following services through our Palliative Care program:

  • Nursing care
  • Emotional care provided by medical social worker
  • Other services needed to manage pain and other symptoms related to your illness