FAQs

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What is Hospice?

Hospice is a specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers.

HOW DO PATIENTS QUALIFY?

Individuals may qualify for hospice care when the following criteria are met:

  • There must be a documented decline in overall health.
  • There must be a life limiting condition(s) present with
    a short life expectancy if left to run its normal course.
  • Evaluation by hospice nurse.
  • Physician medical consent

WHAT DOES HOSPICE SERVICE INCLUDE?

Hospice Services include:

  • Complimentary Home Consultation Assessment
  • Nursing Services
  • Social Worker
  • Chaplain
  • Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy
  • Volunteer
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Hospice Related Pharmaceuticals
  • Dietician

WHO PAYS?

Hospice is a benefit provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance carriers. Hospice provides coverage for nursing care, medications associated with the terminal diagnosis, scheduled home visits, medical equipment, and supplies for the comfort and dignity of the patient in their home environment.

WHERE IS THE COVERAGE AREA?

Charlin Hospice serves the counties of Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, and Wise.

HOW DO I CONTACT YOU FOR AN EVALUATION?

Please contact our offices at:

Click on the Contact Us link above and fill in the required information or call us at (972) 423-4170.

WHO DECIDES WHETHER I GO ON HOSPICE?

You do. The decision is made together with you, your physician and your loved ones. Once hospice is started, you can make the decision to stop services if you choose to pursue alternative treatment.

HOW OFTEN WILL I RECEIVE CARE?

Your Interdisciplinary Team is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. The frequency of visits and level of care is dependent upon the patient’s and family’s needs. Hospice care is based on the hospice care plan that is determined by the patient, family and hospice team.

WHEN DOES HOSPICE CARE END?

Hospice care can end at any time if the patient chooses to stop hospice care. At the time of death, Charlin Hospice will continue to provide support to the patient’s family for a period of one year after their loved one dies.