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Hospice Misconceptions

Hospice Misconceptions Hospice is a special type of care for those living with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less, should the disease run its natural course. It uses a team approach in which the care team focuses on the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Although over 1 million patients and families experienced the value of hospice firsthand in 2018 alone*, there are still a lot of misconceptions about hospice care. * https://www.nhpco.org/hospice-facts-figures/ Addressing Common Misconceptions A big part of hospice is education. We want to do all we can to educate our communities…
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Who Makes Up the Hospice Care Team?

Who Makes Up the Hospice Care Team? There are a lot of things to take into consideration when considering hospice for yourself or for someone you love. In our previous blog post, we discussed the important topic of who pays for hospice. Now, we want to talk about who makes up the hospice care team. Premier Hospice uses an interdisciplinary approach to care. This means all members of the team work together to determine the best plan of care for each individual patient. Physician(s) It’s a common misconception that you cannot continue to use your primary care physician (PCP) when…
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Who Pays for Hospice?

Who Pays for Hospice? ‘Who pays for hospice?’ It’s a very common question. And it’s a very good question. If you are considering hospice care for someone you love (or maybe for yourself), you have a lotof things to think about. Worrying about how you are going to pay for hospice care should not be one of them. At Premier Hospice and Home Health, we strive to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families. This begins with providing education and resources to ensure everyone involved understands what to expect when choosing our hospice services. That being said, we…