Getting Hospice Started

The Medicare Hospice Benefit

Requires that the physician estimate a life expectancy of six months or less, assuming the disease runs its normal course. With permission from the patient and/or family, LOVING HEARTS will facilitate getting the information needed to obtain an order for hospice.

ALL HOSPICE SERVICES ARE COVERED 100% through insurance – no out of pocket expense – EVER!

Through hospice, patients can enjoy a better quality of life. Hospice care is aimed at pain relief and symptom control, rather than being a curative treatment. In fact, hospice provides many benefits for everyone involved, not just the patient. Our staff also teaches the family to provide care so they feel more confident in their caregiver role. We can help you decide if hospice is the right choice for you and your loved ones. Most importantly LOVING HEARTS affirms life of the patient AND those who love and care for them.

Anyone can refer someone to hospice care or request information. With this in mind, getting hospice care started is a rather simple process. The earlier a person is referred, the more LOVING HEARTS can do to help. The patient and family receive the most benefit if they begin hospice services before they are in a crisis. Sadly, many people believe that hospice is unavailable or inappropriate until literally, the last days of a person’s life. To refer someone to hospice, call 812-932-0641. Through hospice, patients can enjoy a better quality of life. Hospice care is aimed at pain relief and symptom control, rather than being a curative treatment. In fact, hospice provides many benefits for everyone involved, not just the patient. Our staff also teaches the family to provide care so they feel more confident in their caregiver role. We can help you decide if hospice is the right choice for you and your loved ones.  Most importantly, Loving Hearts affirms life of the patient AND those who love and care for them.

If a primary physician or medical specialist recommends hospice, YOU as a patient or FAMILY MEMBER can choose which agency you want. BE SPECIFIC – and request Loving Hearts.

LOVING HEARTS is available to anyone in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio and Ripley counties.