Hospice Care Expenses Washington DC

Hospice care is twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, and nurses will visit a patient as long and as often as necessary to ensure quality care. Because of this wonderful service, many people are under the impression that hospice care is expensive, and believe they cannot afford such treatment. However many insurance plans cover hospice care and services.

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
(202) 638-2450
555 13th St NW Ste 3 E
Washington, DC

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Children's Hospice Services
(202) 939-4663
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice Care of DC
(202) 244-8300
4401 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Synergy HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria
(703) 558-3435
2111 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Community Hospice of Washington
(202) 362-7572
3720 Upton St NW
Washington, DC

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Children's Hospice Services
(202) 939-4663
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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Hospice Care

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Hospice Care of DC
(202) 244-8300
4401 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
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Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(202) 244-8300
4401 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 700
Washington, DC

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Synergy HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria
(703) 558-3435
2111 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
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Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Grand Oaks
(202) 349-3400
5901 Macarthur Blvd Nw
Washington, DC
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Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, In-home Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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Hospice Care Expenses

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Hospice services are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There is always a nurse on call at night and on weekends. The nurse will visit a patient as long and as often as necessary to ensure quality care. Because of this wonderful service, many people are under the impression that hospice care is expensive, and believe they cannot afford such treatment. However Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies cover hospice care and services.

This would include, but is not limited to, medications, medical supplies, nursing care, home health aides and social services. In 1983, Congress established the Medicare Hospice Benefit, covered under Medicare Part A, to ensure that all beneficiaries could receive high-quality end-of-life care. In order to receive the Medicare Hospice Benefit, the patient must meet three key criteria.

First, the patient’s doctor must certify—in his or her best clinical judgment—that the patient is terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less. If the patient lives longer than six months, he or she can continue to receive hospice care as long as the doctor re-certifies that the patient is terminal and with declining health.

The second key criterion is that the patient is willing to receive comfort care instead of curative treatments for their illness. For example, a patient could not be getting chemotherapy to cure their illness and be getting hospice care simultaneously. Hospice is intended be used o...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide