If a patient or their loved one is seeking hospice care in Orange and Sullivan counties or weighing the benefits of end-of-life care, there might be a question of how much it can aid in quality of life and whether the cost will be covered by health insurance. Hospice care provides countless benefits to patients and greatly improves the quality of life during final months, oftentimes in the comfort of their own home at little to no cost.

Most of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties Inc.’s services are covered by major health insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. Medicare recipients generally receive full coverage for palliative or hospice care. The National Hospice and Palliative Care association found that 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries received hospice care in 2018. You can see some other statistics for Hospice Care by clicking here.

In cases where individuals are uninsured, sliding fee scales are available. In the case of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc.’s admission is based entirely on need, not on the ability to pay. Because most services are covered, many patients and their loved ones will have less stress associated with finding care.

The level of service and care is also unparalleled. Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc.’s teams are comprised of nurses, hospice aides, social workers, bereavement specialists, and chaplains all working alongside the patient and family to address physical care, emotional care, and provide spiritual support. A patient can receive treatment to manage pain, make end-of-life plans, or find emotional support for them and their family. This ensures the patient receives the greatest benefit while increasing patient and family understanding of their prognosis and providing access to support. Further, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. employs a team of specialists available to provide personal care services such as bathing, dressing, assistance with meals, and more. Find out more about our services by following this link.

HOSPICE of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. provides care in the home, hospital, nursing home, group home, adult care facility, or at The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, located in Newburgh, NY. Most hospice care is provided in the home, with a family member or members serving as the primary caregiver. If you, a loved one or someone you know needs this specialized end-of-life care or needs bereavement support, please call Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. today at 845- 561-6111 or find us at www.hospiceoforange.com.