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Frequently Asked Questions 2017-11-29T22:21:50+00:00

UNITY HOSPICE

Answers For Your Hospice Questions

Unity Hospice understands that we all want the best for those we care about. When facing the end of life, hospice helps people fill their day with comfort, compassion and dignity at a time when that matters most.

The staff at Unity Hospice are experts in terminal care, addressing physical, psychological, emotional and spirtiual issues that surround the dying process for the patient and the family. Our care is compassionate, supportive and focused on comfort and quality of life as patients near the end of life’s journey.

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WHERE IS HOSPICE CARE PROVIDED? 2017-11-01T17:53:17+00:00

Hospice care is provided in the patient’s home, wherever home may be (their home, the home of a relative or a friend, a nursing home, or in the hospital).

SHOULD I WAIT FOR OUR PHYSICIAN TO RAISE THE POSSIBILITY OF HOSPICE, OR SHOULD I MENTION IT FIRST? 2017-11-01T17:40:08+00:00

The patient and family should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with their physician, other health care professionals, family or friends.

DOES CHOOSING HOSPICE MEAN GIVING UP HOPE? 2017-11-01T17:53:33+00:00

Choosing hospice does not mean that you are giving up hope. It means that you have opted for treatments that will help manage various medical symptoms. Hospice allows you to feel comfortable.

WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT HOSPICE? 2017-11-01T17:40:52+00:00

Hospice is a choice, so a patient may choose to leave at any time.

HOW LONG CAN A PATIENT RECEIVE CARE? 2017-11-01T17:53:50+00:00

The patient may receive hospice care indefinitely if the patients condition remains appropriate for care.

WHO PAYS FOR HOSPICE? 2017-12-06T02:37:41+00:00

Hospice is covered by the Medicare Hospice benefit at 100% with no out-of-pocket expense. Most private insurance plans also cover hospice.

“Thank you so much for your loving care of our mother in her last days.  You gave our family such wonderful support and we will never forget you.”

THE DIAZ FAMILY

“Our family cannot thank you enough for the wonderful care and support that Unity provided to us during a difficult time. We can’t recommend you enough.”

SUSAN, CHANDLER