Who is hospice care appropriate for?
Hospice may be appropriate for patients of all ages, with any of the following:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Severe birth defects
- Cardiovascular disorder
- Renal diseases
- Liver disease
- Lung disease
Please note that even without the above, hospice may be appropriate for your patient. To explore options, Hospice of the Foothills will meet with patients and their loved ones to discuss possible hospice care. For more information please call 530.272.5739.
Reimbursement For Services
Medicare, Medicare HMOs, MediCal and private insurance plans based in the state of California have a hospice benefit that covers most costs associated with hospice care.
The following benefits are covered when related to the hospice diagnosis:
- Home visits by the hospice team, which can include:
- Hospice physician
- Hospice nurse
- Hospice aide\Homemaker
- Social worker
- Spiritual Counselor
- Bereavement counselor
- Hospice volunteer
- Medications related to the hospice diagnosis
- Medical equipment / supplies
- Respite care
- Inpatient or crisis care
- Bereavement services
- Physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Dietary counseling
Hospice of the Foothills believes that everyone should have access to appropriate care. Hospice of the Foothills provides hospice care regardless of ability to pay.
Hospice of the Foothills provides its services to eligible individuals throughout all of western Nevada County regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, diagnosis, financial status or ability to pay.