Myth Dismissed: Hospice care is too expensive for my family
Many people think they aren't able to afford hospice services. So, what is the cost of treatment for a patient on hospice including services for family?
You might be surprised to know, that hospice is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance AND that hospice care offers a holistic approach. Mt. Hood Hospice won't turn anyone away regardless of their ability to pay.
When someone is on hospice services medications related to the terminal illness are covered and are delivered free of charge. We also offer DME (durable medical equipment) such as a hospital bed, oxygen tanks, wheelchair, walker, bedside commode, etc. at no charge. Other available items in limited quantity include incontinence type products, protective under pads, plastic/latex gloves, baby wipes and comfort med kit. These items may be needed as the patient becomes weaker.
What makes us different from other hospice organizations? Families will never receive a bill for services because we understand that now is not the time to worry about another medical bill. Like you, our priority is your loved one.
Our holistic approach of hospice encompasses vital assistance that families need at such a vulnerable time. Along with a team approach, a social worker and chaplain help families navigate the waters with a gentle touch. We also offer amazing support groups for caregivers and grief support to the community, free of charge.
How are we able to do this? Fundraising allows us to have an indigent fund to cover extra expenses.
Amazingly, hope and healing can take place during the end-of-life journey and our team will be right there with you.
Mt. Hood Hospice
39065 Pioneer Blvd. Ste. 102 Sandy, OR 97055