Hospice care includes many aspects of care, including palliative care and symptom control, spiritual care, and advance care planning. Aegis Hospice aims to provide compassionate hospice care to our patients and families to give them the end-of-life treatment they deserve.
As a Medicare Certified company, Aegis offers no out of pocket expenses for those with Medicare coverage. Contact us today to learn more about hospice services provided through Aegis.
When should you choose Hospice Care?
Hospice should be considered when the patient is no longer seeking treatments to cure their illness.
Our Hospice Care program is designed to turn the focus of care from being curative to valuing the comfort and quality of life for our patients and their families.
Choosing hospice gives a patient the opportunity to ensure that are they are in control of their healthcare decisions and choose how they want their illness treated.
Hospice is not about giving up, but rather about making more meaningful moments possible.
Here are some factors to consider when deciding if Aegis Hospice is the right choice for you.
- Increased symptoms and/or pain
- Progressively declining health, despite treatment
- Frequent hospitalization
- Unexpected or uncontrolled weight loss
- No longer undergoing aggressive treatments
Aegis Hospice care is provided in any place that the patient calls home. This includes the patient’s private residence, skilled nursing or assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
Aegis Hospice is Medicare Certified. There is no out-of-pocket expenses for individuals with Medicare coverage. Many insurance companies, including Medicaid, also pay for a hospice benefit. If you have any questions about your coverage for hospice services, please call Aegis Hospice for a free evaluation.
- Patients enrolled in hospice care live, on average, 29 days longer than patients not in hospice care
- Most patients report that pain was brought to a comfortable level within 48 hours of the initial assessment
- Patients enrolled in hospice care report a higher quality of life than patients not in hospice
Paying for Hospice Care
Medicare and Medicaid, Veterans Benefits, and Private Health Plans all offer benefits that cover expenses related to the hospice diagnosis. If you have any questions regarding hospice qualifications, call our health care professionals. We’re here to help you every step of the way.