Once a person who is suffering from an advanced, life-limiting or terminal illness reaches the point at which treatments and curative measures are no longer a viable option, his or her doctor will typically make the recommendation and referral to hospice. Generally speaking, the sooner hospice care is initiated, the better, as it is designed […]
Most hospices will take only adults, but Hospice Care of the Lowcountry offers a special program for children called “Kids Path” which offers physical, emotional and spiritual care to both the individual and family.
Hospice patients and their loved ones have the ability to choose when and where to receive care. Some end of life patients choose to remain in the hospital or other health care facility in which they were previously receiving medical treatments for their illness. Others prefer to transition back into their home environment, where they […]
The advantages of hospice are many, and are often as unique as each patient receiving the care provided. Generally speaking, the most commonly cited benefits of hospice end of life care include: The ability to remain in a comfortable, familiar environment Personalized care from experienced, compassionate professionals Care that covers all areas of need – […]
Having a discussion about end of life care is never easy, but it’s something that can provide unexpected relief, both to the patient and his or her loved ones. The first step in determining whether hospice care is the right option is to start a conversation. This includes consulting with your primary health care professional […]
Yes. Receiving hospice care is always a choice. A patient may leave hospice and return to curative treatment if that is their choice.
If a person does not have any type of coverage, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is guided by its mission to care for anyone in need, regardless of ability to pay. Hospice Care is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans.
An important part of the hospice process involves planning ahead for what will occur once the patient’s end of life journey has come to a close. Thinking of these things is never easy, but doing so – and taking the necessary steps to ensure that the patient’s wishes are honored – can provide much-needed peace […]
Referral forms for patients and physicians Additional Resources The Hospice Care of the Lowcountry team is made up of hundreds of compassionate volunteers, many of whom specialize in this type of contingency planning and can gladly help make the process of planning ahead go as smoothly and stress-free as possible.