FAQ

Understanding Hospice Care.

We’d like to comfort and reassure you by offering the following information regarding our care and services:

  • When is the right time to discuss hospice care?

    Although conversations about end-of-life issues can be difficult, it is best to discuss your wishes with loved ones and your physician before it becomes a concern. Early discussions can give you time to make educated decisions and receive advice and input from family members and trusted professionals.

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  • Who is eligible for hospice care?

    Typically, hospice services are available to patients with a life expectancy of six months or less, if the disease runs its normal course. Hospice eligibility needs to be certified by a physician, most often the patient’s own physician, in conjunction with the hospice medical director.

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  • Is hospice care covered by insurance?

    Liberty Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance providers. Our Intake Counselors will help you determine what coverage you have available.

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  • Where do patients receive care?

    Many hospice patients wish to remain at home. However, Liberty Hospice can also provide services in an Assisted Living, Personal Care or Skilled Nursing community. We can help you to determine the best setting for the patient and their family.

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  • What support services are available for the family?

    Liberty Hospice will provide continuing contact and support for family caregivers via our bereavement staff for at least 13 months following the loss of a loved one.

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  • Does hospice help with obtaining living wills or advance directives?

    Liberty Hospice has a qualified and knowledgeable staff to help patients and their families plan and implement advance directives of all types.

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To learn more about Liberty at Home Hospice Care, please call (215) 643-6496 or click here.