Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice and Palliative Care

When the possibility of hospice presentes itself either for yourself or a family member, you probably have a lot of questions. What exactly is hospice? What is palliative care and how do they differ?  When is hospice appropriate? What about cost for hospice care? If you do not find the answers you are looking for below, we welcome your questions.

What is hospice?

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When is palliative care and how does it differ from hospice?

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When is hospice appropriate?

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Who is a candidate for Alacare Hospice?

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Which insurance programs cover hospice services?

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Where is hospice care provided?

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Do hospice patients have to be homebound?

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Who are the hospice team members?

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What does the hospice admission process involve?

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What if the patient gets better?

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Is there an alternative to hospice?

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Who can refer a patient to a hospice program?
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What if my doctor does not mention hospice?

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What other services does Alacare Hospice offer?

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