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Who Pays for Hospice
Pathway Hospice bills directly to Medicare, Medicaid, and/or private insurance for hospice care. These benefits usually cover 100% of all aspects of hospice care, including medications, supplies and equipment related to the terminal illness. Hospice encourages referrals early on, so that the patient and family may receive maximum benefit from the comprehensive services that we provide.
What is Hospice
Hospice care is a philosophy of caring that assists those nearing the end of life and in need of refuge. It is a system of caring designed to restore dignity and provide a sense of personal fulfillment to the dying. The focus is on the patient and the family rather than the disease; the goal is to improve the quality of life that remains. The modern hospice is not a place, a building, or an institution (a frequent misconception). Instead, it's a concept - a collection of ideas and attitudes - about an array of services based on a holistic philosophy of living and dying. Hospice searches for meaningful treatment of terminally ill patients and their families by uniting contemporary science with sensitive caring. In short, the goal of all hospice care is the relief of symptoms in order to promote comfort and improve a patient's quality of life.