For patients who have an illness that cannot be cured, there are many important concerns and issues - unique to each individual - that cannot be addressed in a traditional health care setting. Only Hospice offers what patients say they want most at the end of life:
Hospice care is beneficial for anyone of any age, with any life limiting disease; it is provided when it is believed patients have six months, or less, to live. While many hospice patients have cancer, hospice care provides great comfort and support for patients with all types of illnesses including heart, lung, kidney, vascular and neuromuscular diseases, Alzheimer's and other types of dementias, AIDS and birth defects.
Care and services are provided by a highly specialized team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, social workers, aides, clergy and volunteers. Together, they help patients and families live life to the fullest extent possible, and help them address the wide array of issues that arise at the end of life. In addition, they provide bereavement support for family members of all ages following the death of their loved ones.
The costs of hospice care are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance plans. Hospice of Northwest Ohio turns no one away due to inability to pay.