What does Hospice cost?
Center for Hospice Care can provide services to those who meet the qualifications regardless of financial status. We do not turn anyone away because they cannot pay. If you are worried about the cost of caring for a terminally ill person, or worried about your family’s finances when you are terminally ill, please do get in touch with us. We can discuss your options and hopefully ease your concerns.
Hospice care is widely covered by private insurance plans, although your provider is the best person to talk to when it comes to details about what is and is not covered by your plan.
Medicare and Medicaid
Patients who are eligible for Medicare/Medicaid Hospice Benefit will be able to get most hospice costs covered. That includes both clinical services such as pain relief, and support services. Some services may also be available to caregivers and loved ones at no extra cost. Usually, families of Medicare/Medicaid patients will have to pay very little for services related to the terminal illness.
Those who are not covered by Medicare or any other insurance will still be provided with hospice care. We will not refuse assistance because of an inability to pay. In some circumstances we can also help find out if terminally ill patients are eligible for special coverage that they may not currently be accessing.
Through the support offered by the community of Eastern Connecticut in the form of volunteer time and philanthropic donations, we can help make sure no terminally ill person goes without hospice care because of the cost.