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Frequently Asked Questions

If my doctor recommends hospice care or services, will I automatically be referred to my local hospice?
No, not necessarily. Your doctor may recommend a hospice organization from the county in which they practice. If you are not offered the option of your home county hospice, you should ask to be referred to Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. This will ensure that you or your loved one receives the best quality...and quantity...of care.

How does Hospice manage pain?
Pain management is a priority for Hospice nurses. They are up-to-date on the latest medications and devices for pain and symptom relief. The nurses stay in close contact with your physician to assure that you are receiving the most effective medication for your pain.

Does Hospice do anything to make death come sooner?
No. Hospices do nothing to speed up or slow down the dying process.

Can hospice care be delivered in places other than the patient's home?
Yes. In addition to an inpatient hospice facility, hospice staff can provide care to patients in contracted hospitals, a nursing home, rest home or assisted living facility.

Does Hospice provide inpatient care?
Although Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. does not currently have an inpatient facility, inpatient care can still be provided when necessary through contracted relationships with other hospice organizations and area hospitals.

Is Hospice covered by insurance?
Hospice coverage is widely available. It is provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health insurance policies.

If I do not have Medicare, Medicaid, or any other health insurance coverage, will Hospice still provide care?
Yes. Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. provides care regardless of ability to pay. Donations are a primary source of funding hospice care for those who cannot pay.

Does Hospice provide any help to the family after the patient dies?
Yes. Hospice stays in contact with the family for up to 13 months following the death of a loved one. Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. also provides bereavement services to anyone in Alexander County grieving a loss of someone close, whether that person was a Hospice patient or not. These services are available for adults, teens and children, and are offered free of charge.

For more information or to access Hospice Care, contact Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. at 828.632.5026.

50 LUCY ECHERD LANE
TAYLORSVILLE, NC 28681
828.632.5026
FAX • 828.632.3707
 
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