Your Hospice Team (also known as your Interdisciplinary Care Team) may include a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aide, and trained volunteers. This group of team members work together to create and update an individualized plan of care that meets your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Remember, hospice is for family members, too. Hospice care offers counseling and can sometimes assist with practical things and much needed rest breaks.
Nearly half of Americans with a terminal illness opt for hospice care to make their final months or years more comfortable through pain management. That’s why it’s vital to understand how these two insurance options, Medicare and/or Medicaid, can work together during hospice care.
Medicaid also covers most of the same services that are covered by Medicare, depending on the state where you live.
Feel free to contact us for any questions you might have about coverage and cost.