Hospice is a gift of caring for those you love. It is also specialized care for people on life’s final journey, emphasizing comfort, dignity and pain management. Journey Hospice provides care for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the patient, as well as supporting services for the family.
Specialized care when it’s needed most. Hospice benefits everyone, and is merely a shift in medical priorities, not abandonment. Our number one goal is always patient comfort and pain management delivered at home by professionals. This process eases the financial and emotional burdens on the family, while ensuring the patient’s dignity and wishes are respected.
The Journey Hospice Team. Our Medical Director heads up our team including the patient’s primary care physician, Certified Nursing Assistants, Chaplains, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Volunteers.
Journey Hospice Pays For:
- Medicines related to hospice diagnosis
- Medical supplies
- Medical equipment
- Professional registered nurses
- On-call professional nursing available 24/7
Who Pays for Hospice? Hospice is paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance or Private Pay.
Diagnoses That Leads to Journey Hospice: All end stage illnesses including cancer, stroke, Alzheimers, COPD, congestive heart failure, AIDS, kidney failure and Parkinson’s.
Getting Hospice Care.
- Physician makes a diagnosis of a patient’s illness as hospice appropriate.
- Physician certifies a prognosis that the patient has 6 months or less.
- Physician and/or family makes a request to Journey Hospice.