The patient must have a terminal diagnosis with a prognosis of 6 months or less if the disease runs its normal course and the patient is no longer seeking aggressive or curative treatment.
- What is hospice? Hospice is a way of caring for individuals and their families who are coping with a terminal illness, while allowing the individual to live life as fully and comfortably as possible.
- Is hospice for cancer patients only? No, Patients with many different diagnoses benefit from hospice care. Patients with illnesses such as CHF, COPD, Dementia, and other diagnoses may be eligible for hospice care.
- Are all hospice patients elderly? No, patients of all ages benefit from hospice care. There are no age requirements.
- Can hospice patients continue to utilize private physician or hospital services? Yes, patients can continue to utilize their physician and hospital services if needed.
- Does hospice provide service other than medical care? Yes, at Good Samaritan Hospice, along with medical care, we provide the services of a social worker to assist in social and environmental needs, CNA and homemaker services, chaplain services and other volunteers where needed.
- Do services end when a hospice patient passes? No, Good Samaritan Hospice provides services to family members for up to 13 months after a patient’s death.
Hospice Care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most Insurance Providers at no cost to the Patient. It’s Your Choice, Ask for Us by Name.
If a family member or friend needs our services call us, Good Samaritan Hospice of Madison, Alabama at 256-772-8108