Longleaf Hospice provides ongoing contact and support for caregivers following the death of a loved one and refers family members to community support resources.
Longleaf Hospice is not affiliated with a religious organization. Longleaf Hospice will, however, work with the patient and his or her family to locate clergy to meet spiritual needs. Take a look at our list of community resources.
Hospice care neither shortens nor prolongs life. The goal of hospice care is to keep the patient as pain free and alert as possible.
While most patients receive care at home, hospice care can also be received in an assisted living facility, a personal care home, a skilled nursing facility or a hospital setting when appropriate.
If a patient’s condition improves, patients can be discharged from hospice. If the patient should need to return to hospice care, Medicare and most private insurance will allow additional coverage.
Hospice is a type of care, not a physical place. Patients usually receive hospice care in their homes or the home of a facility member, but may be cared for in an assisted living facility, a personal care home, a skilled nursing facility or a hospital setting when appropriate.
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance providers cover hospice care including hospice-related medicine, equipment and supplies. Longleaf Hospice will work with families on an individual basis to make sure they don’t pay unnecessary costs.
When a patient is no longer benefiting from curative treatment.