Who Pays for Hospice Care?

When it comes time to pay for hospice, those services are most commonly covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. If a person does not have coverage through any of those programs, hospices will work with the person and their family to ensure needed services can be provided.

Families making end-of-life decisions for a loved one need compassion and support during this important time. The Medicare Hospice Benefit helps alleviate these concerns for many people.

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What Services Are Provided by St. Croix Hospice?

St. Croix Hospice care includes services which benefit both patients and their loved ones. From the beginning of the journey to the end of life, our team provides comfort and care tailored to each patient’s individual needs wherever they call home. These services include:

Clinical Care

A team of physicians, nurses and hospice aides manage and provide the clinical care, medications, supplies, equipment, and support related to the terminal diagnosis.

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Physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritional counselors, speech therapists, massage therapy or music therapy can be supported as needed.

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Medical Care

Medication, medical supplies, X-rays, durable medical equipment, palliative treatment and certain surgical procedures will be provided as needed for pain and symptom management of the terminal diagnosis.

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Spiritual & Social Support

Chaplains and social workers are available for emotional and practical support for both patients and their loved ones.

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Bereavement Support

We understand the death of a loved one is only the beginning of a journey of grief. St. Croix Hospice provides bereavement support for up to 13 months after the death of a loved one.

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Lighthouse End-of-Life Planning Program

The Lighthouse End-of-Life Planning Program is important as it supports you being in control of your future and helps light the way for those you love.

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Who qualifies for hospice care?

Hospice care is for any person who has a terminal diagnosis with a life expectancy of six months or less. Most reimbursement sources require a prognosis of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. Hospices support both patients and their loved ones.

If my insurance doesn’t cover the hospice benefit, will I still receive the same care?

Hospice patients who meet eligibility requirements will not be refused care or have their care discontinued or reduced due to their inability to pay.

Where is hospice care provided?

St. Croix Hospice provides hospice care wherever you call home, including a private residence, assisted living facility or nursing home.

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Serving the Midwest

We come to wherever you call home. Local St. Croix Hospice caregivers are there when you need us the most. Find out more about the expert care we provide in your community.