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What is Hospice?
Hospice is a specialized care for people who have a terminal illness. Instead of trying to cure the disease, hospice is foused on comfort care, emotional and spiritual support for patients and families.
Hospice care is 100% covered by Medicare Part A.
This includes services such as nursing, certified home health aide, medical social worker visits, and spiritual care. As well as medical supplies, medical equipment, and supplies related to the terminal illness.
When is it time for Hospice?
Patients should consider hospice when medical treatments can no longer cure their disease or when the burden of treating symptoms outweighs the benefits of treatment.
How can I arrange to receive Hospice services?
You can contact us to learn more about our hospice services and arrange a free meeting in your home to discuss all the benefits Georgia Community Hospice can bring you.
How is hospice different from home health care?
Home Health Care focuses on the recovery of an illness or injury of the patient. Visits consist of medical treatment, physical therapy, etc.
Hospice Care focuses on keeping the patient comfortable as symptoms of a terminal illness progresses. Hospice Care also provides emotional and spiritual support for both the patient and family in addition to medical visits focused on comfort.
What happens if my condition improves?
If a patients condition improves or the disease goes into remission, the patient can be discharged from hospice care and returned to regular medical treatment. Patients have the right to stop hospice care, for any reason.
If a patient needs to return to hospice in the future, the patients services can be resumed if they are eligible for hospice.
How often will Hospice care providers visit me?
The Georgia Community Hospice care team works with patients and caregivers to determine the frequency and types of services needed. Typically the number of hospice service visits increases as the patients illness progress and their needs increase.
When is Hospice care available?
Georgia Community Hospice is available 24/7. We have nurses on call that respond within minutes if necessary.
Which areas do you cover?
Alanta Metro Area