Integrated Older Adults Health Solution Center
Home Health and Hospice Care
Home Healthcare Overview Many types of medical and social home healthcare services are available: nursing care, physical therapy, pharmacy services, transportation, and home-delivered meals.
Hospice Care Overview Hospice care usually involves relieving symptoms and providing psychological and social support for the patient and family. The goal of hospice care is to provide the terminally ill patient peace, comfort, and dignity.
Paying for Home Health and Hospice Care Home healthcare services may be paid for directly by the patient, through insurance coverage, or through other public or private sources. Most hospice care programs are provided to the patient regardless of the patient's ability to pay.
Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
Choosing a Provider Finding appropriate home health and hospice care providers requires some research. Here's what you need to consider when evaluating a provider.
Patient Rights If you are unhappy with the home health or hospice care you are receiving, you should notify the provider's administrator, your state health department, and the Better Business Bureau.