Hospice focuses on quality of life when you have received a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness. Hospice provides the most effective medical care to control pain and symptoms, offering emotional and spiritual support to patients and those who love them. Patients are treated with dignity; their pain is brought under control and then they can focus on living each day to the fullest.
Hospice care includes:
Hospice of Midland provides a true community of care for patients and their families.
Hospice is not just for the last days of life; it is for the last phase of life. That often begins when a person receives a prognosis that his or her disease process will only worsen and cannot be cured. A veteran, family member, physician or spiritual care provider may begin the process with a simple phone call. Once a veteran is admitted to Hospice of Midland, he or she will be assigned to a care team. These specially trained individuals will visit the veteran’s home or current place of residence and assess their needs.
Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers have a hospice benefit. All veterans enrolled in the VA’s healthcare system are eligible for hospice and palliative care. Hospice of Midland will work directly with a veteran’s insurance company to arrange payment for services. No one is turned away from Hospice of Midland for financial reasons.
Veterans receive hospice care wherever they reside. This may include a personal residence, long-term care facility, hospital, assisted living facility, group home or homeless shelter.