Navigating hospice care can be challenging, and we’re here to help. Our FAQ section addresses key aspects from eligibility to services and financial details. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to call or email us for more information.

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a specialized form of care aimed at providing comfort and support to patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their families. It focuses on pain management and emotional and spiritual support rather than curative treatments.

Do you provide 24-hour at-home Hospice Care?

Yes, we offer around-the-clock in-home care tailored to your needs. Our healthcare providers specialize in high-touch, personalized care, allowing us to offer a level of service that goes beyond traditional doctor’s office visits.

How soon can my family get enrolled in Hospice Care with Bloom?

We understand that time is of the essence. Our team works diligently to expedite the enrollment process, ensuring that you receive the care you need as quickly as possible.

Who qualifies for Hospice care?

Eligibility for hospice care generally involves a life expectancy of six months or less and a focus on palliative rather than curative treatments. Our team can help you understand if hospice care is the right option for you or your loved one.

Who pays for Hospice care?

Most hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans. We can guide you through the financial aspects to ensure you understand your coverage options.

When is it time for Hospice?

The decision to enter hospice should be made in consultation with healthcare providers and loved ones. Generally, it’s time to consider hospice when curative treatments are no longer effective and the focus shifts to quality of life.

How does Medicare determine eligibility?

Medicare requires certification from two physicians stating that the patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, given the illness’s typical course. Eligibility can be extended if the patient’s condition continues to decline.

What types of services are offered?

We offer a comprehensive range of services, from medical and nursing care to emotional and spiritual support, including therapies like acupuncture and art therapy to enhance well-being.

What is not covered?

Certain treatments and services aimed at curing the terminal illness are not covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

Is hospice only for people diagnosed with cancer?

No, hospice care is available for patients with a variety of life-limiting illnesses, including end-stage heart, lung, or kidney disease, and advanced Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Can my loved one receive hospice services at home?

Absolutely, we provide hospice care in the setting that’s most comfortable for the patient, whether it’s their own home, a hospital, or an assisted living facility.

Can I still use my own doctor?

Yes, our hospice physicians collaborate with your personal physician to create a tailored care plan that meets your specific needs.

What if I enter hospice and then change my mind?

You have the freedom to discontinue hospice care at any time to pursue curative treatments, without losing your Medicare benefits.

Does Bloom Hospice serve veterans?

Yes, as a partner in the national “We Honor Veterans” program, we are equipped to meet the unique needs of veterans.

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