SERVING EASTERN CONNECTICUT - SINCE 1985

Patients

Eligibility & Payment

Eligibility

  • Patients generally become eligible for hospice care when the attending physician and the hospice medical director certify that an illness is terminal and the prognosis is 6 months to live or less if the disease runs its normal course.
  • Hospice isn’t only for people with cancer. Center for Hospice Care serves patients with ALS, Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart, lung, and liver-related illnesses, and other conditions.

Payment

  • Center for Hospice Care is a Medicare/Medicaid certified hospice agency – and both Medicare and Medicaid have a Hospice Benefit. This the is most common form of payment for our services.
  • We also have contracts with most private insurance companies, and most have a “hospice benefit” which may include but is not limited to:
    • Nursing care    
    • Social worker
    • Hospice Aide
    • Medical supplies
    • Medical equipment (wheelchair, hospital bed, oxygen)
    • Drugs for symptom control and pain relief
    • Physical and occupational therapy. Speech therapy and dietary counseling
    • Grief counseling
    • Short term inpatient care and respite care
  • NOTE: If you are not ready to elect your “hospice benefit” and are admitted to our palliative care program, you will need to meet the criteria of your particular insurance plan.
  • These criteria may include but are not limited to being “homebound” and able to leave home only for MD appointments and church.
  • Accessing Center for Hospice Care services under private insurance often requires that the following criteria be met:
    • The patient requires the need of “skilled nursing “services
    • The patient meets the criteria for accessing medical equipment
    • The patient may have a co-pay or deductible

If you are not sure about your insurance coverage, contact us.

Accreditations

  • Accreditations and Certifications:
  • We Honor Veterans
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2014
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2015
  • Hartford Courant Top Places to Work 2017