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Home Health and Hospice care can be confusing.  That’s why we’ve compiled the questions we receive most frequently and have provided answers to them.  To learn more, please give us a call.

Home Health Care

How much does Home Health Care cost?

The cost of Home Health Care is variable, but it’s always covered by traditional medicare.  Many insurances also cover Home Health Care.  You can speak to one of our patient care advocates to discover if your insurance will cover Home Health Care.

Do I qualify for Home Health Care?

In order to qualify for Home Health Care, there must be a necessity for skilled nursing or therapy to be in the home.  If you require skilled nursing or therapy, you may qualify.

What services are available?

At Aspire Home Health, we offer palliative care, skilled nursing care, physical therapy, pain management, occupational therapy, and wound care.

Hospice Care

What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care?

Both of these varieties of care provide comfort for patients with terminal diagnoses.  Palliative care’s purpose is to address symptom management in the earlier stages of a terminal diagnosis. In contrast, hospice care aims to address overall comfort in the later stages of a terminal diagnosis.  Aspire offers both services.

What services are available?

At Aspire Hospice, we offer physician services, nursing services, music therapy, massage therapy, palliative care, and grief counseling.

Is hospice care giving up?

No, hospice care is not giving up.  Aspire hospice is focused on quality of life and helping our patients live the best life possible, no matter how long that may be.  Being on hospice will not hasten death but will aim to make the remaining time in the patient’s life as comfortable and fulfilling as possible.

Is my current medication covered under hospice?

Possibly.  It depends on the medication.  You can speak to one of our patient care advocates to discover if your specific medication is covered.

Will I get to keep my primary care physician?

When receiving hospice care, you have the power to decide how your care is managed.  If you want your physician to manage your care, you are entitled to make that decision.  We will work with you.