FAQ’s


  • What is hospice care?
  • Who qualifies for hospice care?
  • What services does hospice care provide?
  • How is hospice care provided?
  • How is hospice care funded?
  • How can I access hospice care for myself or a loved one?
What is hospice care?

Hospice care is specialized healthcare that focuses on providing comfort and support to individuals with terminal illnesses. Its main objective is to enhance the quality of life for patients and their families by addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Who qualifies for hospice care?

Hospice care is available for individuals with a prognosis of six months or less to live, as determined by their physician. Eligibility criteria may vary based on specific regulations and guidelines.

What services does hospice care provide?

Hospice care offers a range of comprehensive services, including pain and symptom management, medication management, emotional and spiritual support, assistance with daily activities, respite care for caregivers, counseling, bereavement support, and access to durable medical equipment (DME) for added comfort.

How is hospice care provided?

Hospice care is usually provided in the patient’s preferred setting, such as their own home or a hospice facility. A dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers, collaborates to deliver personalized care and support.

How is hospice care funded?

Hospice care is typically covered by private insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Additionally, some hospice organizations offer financial assistance programs to support individuals who are uninsured or facing financial constraints.

How can I access hospice care for myself or a loved one?

To access hospice care, start by discussing options with the patient’s primary care physician or specialist. They can provide guidance, and information about local hospice providers, and assist in the referral process. You can start by discussing your options with the patient’s primary care physician or specialist to access hospice care. They can provide guidance and information about local hospice providers.

Alternatively, you can fill out the Serenity Hospice Contact form on our website, and a Hospice Specialist will promptly reach out to you to discuss your needs, answer any questions, and provide further assistance.


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Serenity Hospice provides caring and compassionate hospice care services to patients and families throughout its servicing counties in PA.

SERVING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

Berk
Bucks
Carbon
Chester
Dauphin
Delaware
Lancaster
Lebanon
Lehigh
Montgomery
Northampton
Philadelphia
York

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