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HOSPICE

It's About How You Live

Hospice care is comfort care and at the LRVNA we are proud to help you or your loved one stay comfortable and maintain your dignity towards the end of life. We are committed to providing individualized and compassionate care that promotes the best possible quality of life for our clients and their families.

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Hospice Values

Our clients and families come first. That's why our staff brings their authentic selves to work every day. We meet each client and family where they are, and we believe in compassion, dignity, and respect. We hope to be your companion on your journey.

Paying For Hospice

Medicare/Medicaid

Hospice Services are a benefit of Medicare and Medicaid for clients who have a qualifying diagnosis and a life expectancy of six months or less. The benefits cover all services, medication, and equipment related to the hospice-qualifying diagnosis.

Private Insurance

Most third-party and private insurance will cover all or specific aspects of hospice care. Please check with your insurance provider for details, as all are different.

Spiritual Counselors

Our spiritual counselors transcend individual beliefs or religious affiliations, offering a compassionate presence during the profound moments as patients approach the end of life. They provide a safe space for patients and families to share emotions during the transition towards the end of life. When requested, they collaborate with the patients' clergy for seamless spiritual care. 

The Hospice Social Worker

Hospice social workers provide crucial emotional and psychosocial support, guiding patients and families through the healthcare system. They help navigate medical processes and connect individuals with local services, covering financial assistance, funeral planning, and advanced directives. Their holistic commitment fosters resilience and helps families cope with the challenges of a loved one's illness and end-of-life journey.

Hospice Volunteers

Dedicated and compassionate, hospice volunteers undergo specialized training to address the unique challenges of end-of-life care. Their primary role is to offer companionship to both patients and their families, delivering invaluable non-medical support and assistance during this sensitive time. From visiting patients and affording much-needed respite to family members and caregivers, to contributing essential help within the administrative sphere, volunteers form an integral and cherished component of the hospice team.

Bereavement Specialist

The bereavement specialist addresses both anticipatory grief and loss after death. Hospice families receive bereavement support up to 13 months after the death of a loved one. This support includes consistent contact, support groups, grief education, and one-on-one visits.

Respite Care

Hospice respite care refers to a temporary break or relief for the primary caregivers of individuals receiving hospice care. During respite care, the patient is typically placed in a facility for a limited time. This allows caregivers to rest, attend to personal needs, or simply take some time away while ensuring that their loved one continues to receive appropriate and compassionate care. Respite care is an essential component in supporting the well-being of both the caregivers and the individuals receiving hospice services.

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