Topic: securing hospice for home care

Can someone give some advice on the best way to secure hospice for home care? Do most major insurances cover it like Blue cross blue shield? And does it mean they would pay for a caregiver for a certain number of hours to come into the home? any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Re: securing hospice for home care

Alleycat,

First off, let me tell you how sorry I am that you are having to go through this.  We had hospice come into our home in September to help with my mom.  Hospice was the best thing that we could have ever done to help us.  We got hospice set up through the hospital when she was released from the hospice.  I would suggest calling the dr and asking for their recommendations about which hospice organization to use.  Hospice and the dr will work together.  My mom was on medicare and hospice was paid for 100%, so was her medication.  Check with blue cross, but I imagine that they would do the same way.  Hospice varies about how often they will come to your home depending on how much they are needed. 

Hope that this helps a little, Amy

Re: securing hospice for home care

I like to add to Amy's great advise that several Hospice organizations do not receive compensation from either you or, the insurance.  Something, you might also want to check in to.  My heart is with you.
Marion

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Re: securing hospice for home care

Amy....are you not due to have your Baby within the next few days?
Hugs
Marion

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Re: securing hospice for home care

Marion, I am due on November 17th, but they will induce on November 10th... I am carrying a big boy smile.  Thank you for remembering wink!

Amy

Re: securing hospice for home care

Dear Amy....I won't forget now.  I am so excited for you.
Marion

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Re: securing hospice for home care

Alleycat,

Just checking in with you to see if you have made any decisions, or learned any new information?

My prayers are with you!!
Amy