Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Hospice?

Hospice is end of life care for persons with a life limiting diagnosis. Hospice is a philosophy of care that is palliative not curative and focuses on symptom management. 

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What is the Goal of Hospice?

The goal of hospice is to ensure a peaceful death by managing pain and other symptoms.

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MableHouse Team

The MableHouse  team consists of the patient as the CEO.  Next, we have our medical director,  your personal physician, registered nurse, social worker, chaplain, hospice aide, and a volunteer (if you request one). All are here to serve the needs of our families.  

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is specialized care for patients with a life limiting illness. It focuses on providing relief for symptoms, physical pain and stress. Palliative Care can be received by patients at any stage of illness whether terminal or otherwise.   

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What's the Difference?

The main difference between hospice care and palliative care is the time constraints on when care can be received. Further, Palliative care is usually administered when a patient has received a life limiting but not necessarily life ending diagnosis. 

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WHO PAYS?

Usually, Not You!

Medicare/Medicaid pays for hospice care for those patients who meet the Medicare criteria (having worked 40 quarters) or are Medicaid eligible.  Most private insurances also provide a hospice benefit for their members. 

Medicare and Medicaid

If you have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) AND meet specific conditions, you can use Medicare to receive hospice care.

Medicaid also covers hospice for eligible beneficiaries. 

Veterans’ Benefits

The Veteran’s Health Administration also pays for hospice care. Please contact us for questions. 


Health Insurance

Most private insurance companies provide coverage for hospice care. We will work with your private insurance company to determine your level of coverage. 



Eligibility

Eligibility is dependent upon your clinical diagnosis. We will work with your physician to determine your eligibility.