Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice Requirements

Hospice Requirements

Hospice care is appropriate for anyone doctors believe to have a life expectancy of less than six months. At a point where active treatment aimed at recovery stops, hospice care can take over, aiming instead at producing the best possible quality of life in the patient’s remaining time. Every moment counts, and every day can still be emotionally and spiritually fulfilling, dignified, and as free from pain and stress as possible.

The decision to start hospice care is usually a joint one, made with doctors and nurses, family and loved ones, and wherever possible, the preferences of the patient first and foremost.

Qualifying for hospice care

Money should not be a barrier to receiving hospice care. Medicaid includes provision for hospice services, and so does Medicare. Most private insurance plans also cover hospice services.

Center for Hospice Care has a firm policy that everyone should be able to access hospice care, even if they are uninsured, under-insured, or otherwise not covered. We will not turn anyone away who qualifies for hospice care in Eastern Connecticut regardless of inability to pay or insurance status.

Help with hospice requirements

If you think it might be time to consider hospice care or you’d like to understand more about eligibility and what services you or a loved one might be able to access, our staff are always available to assist. Sometimes we have even been able to help patients take advantage of coverage they were not aware of.


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