What is a hospice? - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

What is a hospice?

Hospice is a special kind of care for patients, who have a life limiting condition. 

  • Hospice treats physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
  • Hospice takes place in the patient's home, nursing home or assisted living.
  • Hospice focuses on pain control and comfort so they can make the most of the time that remains.
  • Hospice helps family members with emotional supports.
  • Hospice believes the quality of life to be as important as the length of life.

Hospice is covered by Medicare and Medicaid 100% with no out-of-pocket expense. Most private insurance policies will cover hospice services. Oasis Healthcare also provides care to patients without the ability to pay.

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