Things you should know…
Where is hospice service normally provided?
Hospice care is usually given in your home. However, you can request services if you are in an assisted living facility.
How do I apply my hospice benefit from Medicare?
Once you choose hospice care (choose Calstro Hospice), tell your doctor, your hospice benefit should cover everything you need.
What is an advance directive?
Instructions about the care you will receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. There are two types of advance directives: a living will and a durable, or medical, power of attorney. It is important to have both. For more info…
*advance healthcare directive form | directivos de salud
*register advance directive form
What is the role of an agent for an advance directive?
An agent is appointed by you to make decisions about your medical care if you cannot make those decisions yourself. Most often, agents are close friends or family members. An agent may be appointed either as a person (the principal) becomes ill, or long before the person needs someone to represent him or her in medical decisions.
How do I pay for hospice?
You can pay using health insurance, out-of -pocket, Medicare,
read more: paying for hospice
What does Medicare insurance cover?
Depending on your terminal illness and related conditions, the plan of care your hospice team creates can include any or all of these services: ■ doctor services ■ nursing care ■ medical equipment (like wheelchairs or walkers) ■ medical supplies (like bandages and catheters) ■ prescription drugs ■ hospice aide and homemaker services ■ physical and occupational therapy ■ speech-language pathology services ■ social worker services ■ dietary counseling ■ grief and loss counseling for you and your family ■ short-term inpatient care (for pain and symptom management) ■ short-term respite care ■ any other Medicare-covered services needed to manage your terminal illness and related conditions, as recommended by your hospice team
read more: Medicare benefits
How do I get hospice care if i do not have health insurance?
Apply for Medicaid coverage if you have little or no income.
read more : Medicaid – how to apply
Do you need a caregivers assistance?
Family caregivers cannot do all things all the time. Let us help you with your loved ones ongoing needs.