Hospice is a special type of healthcare that strives to bring comfort to terminally ill patients and their caretakers. Instead of treating the disease, it focuses on the patient and family. At Amore Hospice Care serving Las Vegas, we offer a team of licensed healthcare professionals who work together to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support for end of life care.
Who Can Receive Hospice Care?
To be eligible to receive hospice care, a patient must have a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less. They choose to receive comfort care rather than curative treatment. It is appropriate for patients of all ages, including children. Here are some of the most common diseases associated with hospice, although this is by no means a definitive list.
- Heart Disease
- Lung Disease
- HIV & AIDS
- Liver Or Renal Failure
- Late Stage Alzheimer’s
- Parkinson’s & Other Neurological Conditions
End Of Life Care Where & When You Need It
Because hospice aims to deliver compassionate care during the end stages of life, patients can receive care anywhere they call home. This includes single-family homes, apartments, mobile homes, group homes, and assisted living facilities. You can also receive services in medical facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals if necessary. To learn more about our home hospice service, contact us.
Hospice Is A Team Effort
The team is led by the patient and their loved ones. Hospice providers encourage patients to share their thoughts, hopes, and concerns in order that their unique needs can be met. Here are some potential participants who may also comprise your Amore Hospice Care team.
- A Hospice Physician
- Your Primary Care Doctor
- A Social Worker
- Your Bereavement Counselor
- A Spiritual Care Coordinator
- Therapists (Physical, OT, Speech, etc.)
Who Pays For Hospice Services?
There are a variety of ways families pay for in home hospice care services depending on financial situations and plan coverage. We will work with you to figure out how to navigate your payment options. In some cases, affiliated non-profits may also offer financial coverage for qualifying applicants based on donation volume and number of applicants.
Medicare & Medicaid
Hospice care is covered 100% by Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans with zero copays. Consult with one of our insurance experts regarding Medicaid and commercial plans – most have zero copays.
Services that are typically covered include:
- Nursing Care
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Pain & Symptom Medications,
- Personal Supplies
- Social Work Services
- Spiritual Services
- Physician Services
- Dietary Services
Most private insurance companies have added some form of coverage for end-of-life care, but it’s important to explore these benefits with an insurance specialist at Amore Hospice Care.
Compassionate Las Vegas Hospice Services
At Amore Hospice Care, our goal is to provide comfort, compassion, and dignity to patients and their families during extremely difficult times. We understand that deciding to seek hospice care is not easy, but our staff hopes to make it a little easier. Please contact us if you or someone you know needs end-of-life support in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, or Boulder City.