Hospice Care

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What is hospice?
Who is eligible?
How is hospice paid for?
Where is hospice offered?

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is a patient-centered specialized program of care and support services for someone who is facing a life-limiting illness.

Hospice care utilizes an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide compassionate and expert medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Hospice focuses on “comfort,” not curing, with the fundamental principle that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. Hospice treats the full range of needs, with special consideration and attention given to a patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is provided by a team of professionals and volunteers who are experts in the field of end-of-life care, at home or in a facility.

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Who is eligible?

Hospice care at home is available to any person at any age. The criteria for hospice eligibility are established by state and federal regulations and require certification by a licensed physician stating that an individual has a life-limiting illness. There are no illnesses or treatments that automatically exclude access to hospice care. Eligibility is established on a case by case basis.

MJHS Hospice can help address any questions you may have about eligibility. Just call us at: 1-800-HOSPICE.

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How is hospice paid for?

Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care (including HMOs) and most private insurances.

At the time of referral our access coordinators will assist you in verifying your insurance benefits and answering any questions you may have about our services. Grants, donations, and fundraising activities from our own MJHS Foundation provide care to some of our patients regardless of ability to pay.

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Where is hospice offered?

Where is hospice offered?

MJHS Hospice services are offered in a variety of settings to ensure that patients have access to them when and where they need them.

At Home
We can provide patients of any age services at home in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Nassau County.

MJHS Inpatient Residences
For those patients in need of inpatient care or who wish to reside in a hospice residence, MJHS Hospice has several highly respected facilities.

Hospitals, Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes
MJHS also provides hospice services in hospitals, assisted living communities and nursing homes across Greater New York and Long Island. To find out if we provide our services near you please call us at:

 

 

 

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