Many patients and families who sign up for hospice don’t know exactly what to expect. Hospice is not an everyday service or experience, so it can come with a lot of uncertainty. It’s important to know that you have people close by who can help you, support you and lift some of the emotional weight that can come with caring for a loved one. We offer care and compassion from caregivers with extensive experience in hospice care.
Hospice can provide comfort to your loved one, skilled care, and nursing visits. It can even help your family with things like supplies, equipment and hospice medications.
How Hospice of Charleston's Services Work
Under the direction of a physician, our interdisciplinary team of clinicians offers a special kind of caring that encompasses the medical, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of treatment.
Our hospice provides:
24/7 availability, nurse on call
Having a nurse on call gives you peace of mind and a trusted resource that can relieve stress.
Medical equipment covered and delivered
All medical equipment related to the hospice diagnosis is covered. And delivered
Prescriptions related to hospice illness covered
With hospice, all medications related to the hospice diagnosis are covered under the Medicare Benefit.
Incontinence and other supplies covered
All supplies related to the hospice diagnosis, such as adult briefs, are covered.
Hospice Aide helps with personal care
Our aide provides a valuable service by assisting with personal care such as bathing and dressing.
Volunteers help enrich patient’s life
A hospice volunteer can provide relief for the caregiver and allow them to focus on other issues if needed.
Emotional support and education
One of the greatest benefits of hospice care for the caregiver is the emotional support and education provided by the entire hospice team.
What Does Hospice Cost?
Most of our hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many insurance companies. You can also pay privately, but you will never be turned away for inability to pay. Our staff can assist patients, families, and physicians in determining eligibility and researching all available options.
The Right Care at the Right Time
With home health and hospice together, our clinicians are trained to get your loved one in the right setting. If your loved one is not ready for hospice yet, they may benefit from home health services. You can also contact us without being completely sure what kind of care they need, and know that we have the expertise to guide you.