FAQs
WHAT IS HOSPICE?

A specialized kind of care for those facing a serious illness, their families and their caregivers. 













LIFE TOUCH EXPLAINS HOSPICE AND THE LIFE TOUCH CARE TEAM APPROACH.

Click to play the brief audio interview from Marsha, Volunteer and Former Outreach Coordinator.





REFERRING A PATIENT

    How are individuals referred to Life Touch Hospice? 

Anyone can refer to Life Touch Hospice, call 1-866-378-0388. Family and friends call us because they need help. We take it from there and have conversations that are necessary with other family members, patients, and the physician in order to begin providing services. 

    Who decides that a patient should enter into hospice care?

After the physician certifies that the patient is eligible for hospice care, the decision belongs to the patient and their family.

    When should someone contact Life Touch Hospice about receiving care?

The statement we hear most often is “we wish we would have called sooner”. The sooner a call is made, the more we can do to help. 


HOW HOSPICE WORKS

    Can a patient continue to see their primary physician?

Primary physicians continue to be involved in the care of the patient. Our team will work with the patient’s doctor to coordinate care.

    Can a patient leave hospice care once enrolled?

If the patient’s condition improves or the patient decides to seek an alternative, he or she can leave the program. If the patient needs hospice services again, they can re-enroll.

    Who controls a patient’s care?

The patient is the care team leader. An individualized care plan is developed that compliments and reflects the patient’s goals and desires. The team works together to help meet those goals. The patient, along with the family, is always in charge of treatment decisions.

    What if something happens at night or on the weekend?

One of our Registered Nurses is available around the clock seven days a week to answer questions or visit the home. We strive to give a prompt response to the immediate needs of our patients and caregiver.  


PAYMENT

    How is hospice care paid for?

Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Life Touch social workers can assist with the application process for these programs.

    What if a patient does not have insurance?

Life Touch Hospice is a non-profit agency that serves all regardless of ability to pay. Everyone is guaranteed the same high quality care.


Visit: http://www.momentsoflife.org/what-hospice to learn even more about Hospice: The right care at the right time.


FAQs
Click below to listen to other brief audio clips with more information regarding LifeTouch Hospice:



"At Home, Where we all want to be."





"Hospice covers medical costs."





"Hospice, we listen."




"LifeTouch Care Team, part 1"





"LifeTouch Care Team, part 2"





"You May Have Already Paid For Our Care!"





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