Good Heart Hospice

Empowering End-of-Life Care: Understanding Palliative and Hospice Services at Good Heart Hospice

Welcome to Good Heart Hospice, where we are committed to providing compassionate care and support for individuals and families facing terminal illness. We understand the challenges that come with navigating end-of-life care decisions, which is why we offer a range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient and their loved ones.

Palliative Care, as defined by leading healthcare organizations such as the Hospice Foundation of America, is a specialized medical care focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Our team of dedicated professionals works closely with patients and their families to manage pain, alleviate discomfort, and enhance overall quality of life.

Hospice Services at Good Heart Hospice

At Good Heart Hospice, we believe in the importance of holistic care that addresses not only the physical aspects of illness but also the emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of our patients. Through personalized care plans, we strive to empower individuals to live as comfortably and fully as possible during this challenging time.

We understand that navigating the complexities of insurance coverage can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to hospice and palliative care. Generally, hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. This coverage typically includes services such as medical equipment, medications related to the terminal illness, nursing care, and emotional support for both the patient and their family.

Palliative care, on the other hand, may be covered by insurance depending on the specific services provided and the terms of the individual’s policy. While some insurance plans may cover palliative care as part of a broader medical treatment plan, others may require additional authorization or have limitations on coverage.

Our knowledgeable staff at Good Heart Hospice is here to help guide you through the insurance process and answer any questions you may have about coverage options. Our goal is to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the support and care you need, without added financial stress.

hospice-care-and-palliative-care

In broad terms, palliative care is any treatment or intervention intended to control pain or other distressing symptoms.

In the context of hospice, palliative care focuses on quality of life rather than curing disease. All hospice care is palliative in that the focus is on controlling distressing symptoms, but not all palliative care includes hospice.

What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

 

Palliative Care

Hospice Care

 Specialty care that focuses on symptom management for patients with serious or life-threatening illness, without regard for life expectancy Specialty care that focuses on quality of life and symptom management for patients with terminal illness, with life expectancy less than 6 months.
 May continue to receive curative treatment   No longer seeking curative treatment 
Emphasis on symptom management  Emphasis on symptom management at end of life
Community-based care  Community-based care
 Addresses medical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of patients and families/caregivers.  Addresses medical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of patients and families/caregivers
Works collaboratively with current healthcare providers, including specialists  Works collaboratively with current healthcare providers (primarily primary care physician)
Services are not part of a packaged Medicare benefit  Hospice patients can receive the Medicare hospice benefit, including durable medical equipment, and in-patient hospice services/respite care
   Holistic end-of-life care from a multidisciplinary team (including physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, spiritual counselors, volunteers, bereavement counselors
   Provides bereavement services for family and caregivers

 

Thank you for considering Good Heart Hospice as your partner in care during this important journey. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or to schedule a consultation. We are here for you every step of the way.

For more information on Good Heart Hospice’s Hospice Care Service or to inquire about our services, please contact:

Good Heart Hospice & Palliative Care
Website: www.goodhearthospice.com
Accredited by JCAHO
8237 Rochester Ave Suite 115
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: 909-989-9988
Email: info@goodhearthospice.com