Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Many of us, given the choice, would prefer to spend our remaining time at home rather than a healthcare facility. Families also share this desire. However, the task of caring for a dying person at home can be overwhelming if faced alone.
Hospice tries to ease this burden by providing the necessary physical care as well as emotional, spiritual and practical support.
Who needs Hospice care?
Hospice care is recommended for patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, have an estimated life expectancy of six months or less, and have decided not to seek further medical care to try to cure their illness or prolong their life.
Who is eligible?
Patients and families are eligible for services if they:
- Are facing a life-threatening illness with a life expectancy of six months or less
- Are under the care of a physician
- Have a primary care giver at home
- Wish to receive Hospice care
Who pays the cost?
- Many of the costs for Hospice services are covered by Medicare or private insurance carriers
- Fund-raising activities and donations help supplement our Hospice program
How can you help?
- You can be a Hospice volunteer
- You can refer persons who need information about Hospice
- You can offer financial support. Memorial gifts, bequests and other tax-deductible donations may be made to Northern Arizona Hospice at any of our locations.
Call us for more information.