We hope you find these hospice answers below helpful in preparing and guiding you and your family.
Please feel free to contact us anytime to discuss questions you may have.

Who Pays for Hospice Care?


FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., is Medicare/Medicaid certified by the Ohio Department of Health, licensed in the State of Ohio, and accredited by the Joint Commission. A variety of payment sources are used to pay for hospice and palliative services: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance and the FairHoPe Hospice Memorial Fund.

What is Hospice?


Hospice is a team approach specializing in providing dying patients and their loved ones with comfort, compassion and dignity. Our focus is on caring through medically-directed, nurse-coordinated care and support of patients and families during their illness and also after the loss of a loved one.

Can I change my current Hospice Care?


Yes. Call FairHoPe Hospice today at (740) 654-7077 to find out how.

Who can benefit from Hospice Care?


Hospice care is for a terminally ill person who's expected to have six months or less to live. This doesn't mean that hospice care will be provided only for six months. Hospice care can be provided as long as the person's doctor and hospice care team certify that the condition remains life-limiting. Many people who receive hospice care have cancer, while others may have conditions such as heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, liver, kidney and lung disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), HIV/AIDS, or failure to thrive. Enrolling in hospice care early may help you or your loved one develop a strong relationship with the hospice staff, who can help with preparation for end-of-life needs.

Where is Hospice Care provided?


Most hospice care is provided at home available at hospitals, nursing homes, and our dedicated hospice facility, The Pickering House. However, hospice care is also available at hospitals, nursing homes and dedicated hospice facilities.
Patients may be admitted to our inpatient hospice house. The Pickering House is FairHoPe’s exclusive free-standing hospice house in Lancaster, Ohio, for short-term stays.

Who is involved in Hospice Care?


Members of the hospice staff will make regular visits to your home or other setting to provide care and other services. A hospice care team includes:

Doctors

. Your primary care doctor can continue to provide care. Hospice doctors are available to oversee you or your loved one’s care and can work with your doctor. Hospice doctors are experts in pain and symptom management and end-of-life care.

Nurses

. Nurses will come to you or your loved one's home or other setting to provide care. Nurses address pain, symptoms and other concerns you may have. They also provide support for your loved ones.

Home aides

. Home health aides can provide extra support for routine care, such as dressing, bathing and eating.

Spiritual care

. Chaplains, priests, lay ministers or other spiritual counselors can provide spiritual care and guidance for the entire family.

Social workers

. Social workers provide counseling and support. They can also help you address insurance and financial concerns.

Volunteers

. Trained hospice volunteers offer a variety of services depending on your needs. They help with many things from providing company or respite for caregivers to helping with running errands or other practical needs.

Bereavement support

. Trained bereavement support team members offer support and guidance before and up to one year after the death of a loved one in hospice.

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