Calvary Hospital Hospice
Calvary Hospital Hospice is a Medicare-certified Hospice program, which provides an interdisciplinary care team for patients with a
terminal prognosis for all end-stage diseases. Calvary Hospital Hospice embraces and implements the basic assumptions of the hospice concept, including the following:
- Hospice provides palliative medical care, treating the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of the patient and family.
- Hospice treats the patient and loved ones together as a whole unit of care and offers bereavement counseling for surviving caregivers after the patient's death.
- Hospice patients remain in the familiar, comforting surroundings of home, whether it's a private residence, nursing home, hospital or an assisted living facility.
- Hospice care provides the following four levels of care: routine care, general inpatient care (if needed), continuous care (during a crisis), and respite care.
- Nursing care, as necessary to maintain the patient at home
- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on-call nurse
- Physician services
- Medical social services
- Pastoral care
- Counseling services
- Nutritional counseling
- Short-term inpatient and respite care
- Medical supplies and equipment related to the terminal illness
- Personal care provided by Certified Home Health Aides
- Therapies (e.g., physical, occupational and speech)
- Medications for symptom management and pain control related
to the terminal illness
- Bereavement counseling for family members and significant others
- Volunteer services
How Do I Qualify For The Medicare Hospice Benefit?
Medicare* pays for hospice care under these conditions:
*similar benefits are provided through private insurances
- Patient has Medicare Part A
- Physician certifies a terminal illness, with a life expectancy of 6 months or less
- Patient elects hospice benefit instead of standard Medicare benefits for the illness
- A Medicare participating hospice program, such as Calvary Hospital Hospice, provides care
- The patient may revoke the hospice benefit at any time
- If the patient chooses to revoke hospice status, Medicare coverage or other coverage is then reinstated
How To Make A Referral
- Anyone can make a referral to Calvary Hospital Hospice by calling either of the two phone numbers listed below
- After a referral is made to Calvary Hospital Hospice, the nurse contacts the patient and/or family to schedule a time to meet
- The ultimate decision regarding the acceptance of hospice care is made by the patient and family/ caregiver
The following information is requested when hospice staff takes a referral:
- Patient's name, address, home telephone number, social security number and date of birth
- Diagnosis and prognosis
- Name and relationship of the caregiver
- Insurance, Medicare or Medicaid numbers
- Name of home health agency presently providing care, if applicable
Our Tradition Continues
For more than a century, Calvary, a not-for-profit hospital, has been exclusively devoted to providing palliative care to adult patients in the advanced stages of cancer.
Throughout the provision of inpatient, outpatient, hospice and home care services, Calvary has been committed to the non-abandonment of its patients and has focused its mission on meeting the emerging physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of both patients and families.
Our Calvary Hospital Hospice services are part of the continuum of care for the terminally ill. We provide the same standard of excellence to those patients whose illness can be managed at home regardless of the diagnosis.
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