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Frequently Asked Questions about Palliative Care

We are here to help people control symptoms at any age and any stage of illness, whether it is curable, chronic or life-threatening. + read more

  • What is palliative care?

    Palliative medicine is a specialty focused on relieving the symptoms that often accompany a serious illness or condition, providing the best possible quality of life for you and your loved ones. We spend as much time as you need to understand available treatment options, establish goals of care and anticipate future needs.

  • Is palliative care the same as hospice care?

    Palliative care brings comfort from at any stage of illness, offering relief while curative treatments are being pursued.  Hospice care is specifically designed for individuals who have limited life expectancy and no longer benefit from curative measures.

  • Who initiates contact with Trustbridge Palliative?

    Anyone may contact us. However, before services are provided, a physician’s order must be obtained. You can ask your physician to order a Trustbridge Palliative consultation or you can call us directly at (866) 640-6804.

  • Who pays for palliative care?

    Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans cover the services provided by a palliative care consultation, according to the contract provisions of the insured’s policy.

  • Who can benefit from palliative care?

    Anyone who is suffering from a serious illness or condition can benefit from palliative care, regardless of age, diagnosis or stage of disease.

  • How can I benefit from palliative care?

    Our team provides expert treatment of pain and other physical symptoms to achieve optimal relief. We offer emotional and spiritual support to help you cope with illness. In addition, we partner with you, your loved ones and the other physicians involved in your care. 

  • Ask your physician to order a Trustbridge Palliative consultation, or contact us directly at (866) 640-6804.

Grief Support

Helping you heal The death of a loved one, even if it is expected and peaceful, may leave a hole in your life accompanied by a dizzying range of emotions. In addition to feelings of loss, grief and despair, you might also be feeling anger, guilt or relief. Whatever you are feeling or experiencing is a completely normal and expected reaction to bereavement. Trustbridge is here to walk the difficult path of grief with you, to help you find healing and peace. Our groups, workshops and family activities are open to everyone in Palm Beach and Broward counties who has lost a loved one, free of charge. We are here to support you. You are not alone. To see our currently scheduled programs and locations, click on the links below:  Our Grief Support Calendar for adults Our Grief Support Calendar for children + read more

  • Grief services for children

    When a loved one dies, grieving children and teens have unique needs. We help them cope with change, identify safe ways to express grief, and recognize that it's OK to smile and have fun again.

    • Individual, Family and Group counseling for children and teens
    • School-based Support Groups for children and teens
    • Bereavement Camp Programs
    • Family Fun Events
    • Download our booklet How to Help a Grieving Child.
  • Grief services for adults

    • Grief Education Workshops help you understand how loss effects your life and offer healthy ways to cope
    • Grief Support Groups (ex:Initial Responses to Loss)
    • Loss-specific Support Groups (ex: Loss of a Parent)
    • Individual and Family Grief Counseling (for Trustbridge families whose loved ones have died in our care)
    • Specialized Workshops offer interactive experiences to help you cope with grief (ex: Coping with the Arts)
    • Remembrance Events honor the memories of loved ones (ex: Celebration of Life)
  • If we can help you, please call our Trustbridge Bereavement Centers at (561) 227-5175 or toll-free at (888) 499-8393.

Palliative Services

For patients at any stage of illness, we manage pain and other symptoms to ensure the best possible quality of life. Working with your doctor, we can help you feel better and develop a care plan to meet your needs and priorities. + read more

  • Symptom relief at any stage of illness

    Our palliative medicine experts can manage the physical symptoms that illness and medical treatments can cause, including:

    • Pain
    • Nausea
    • Constipation
    • Agitation
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sleep disturbance
  • Guidance and practical support

    We are here to help you and your loved ones receive the medical, emotional and spiritual support you need to help you through the challenges of serious illness.

    • We listen to you and your family to learn what is important to you.
    • We help you understand treatment options and express your wishes and goals.
    • We work with your doctor to develop a care plan and coordinate services to meet your goals.
    • We help you navigate a complex medical system to make sure that you receive the support you need. 
  • We are here to help people control symptoms any age, at any stage of illness, whether their illness is curable, chronic or life-threatening.

  • Ask your physician to order a Trustbridge Palliative consultation, or contact us directly at (866) 640-6804.

Resources

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  • Corporate Headquarters: 
    Charles W. Gerstenberg Hospice Center

    5300 East Avenue
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

    (561) 848-5200 or (888) 848-5200
    Fax (561) 863-2955

    Directions: I-95 to 45th Street. East on 45th Street to Australian Avenue. North (left) onto Australian. Turn onto the second street on the right after crossing the railroad tracks (48th Street). Go to the end and turn left onto East Avenue. The Gerstenberg Hospice Center is the two-story white building on the right.

  • Jupiter Pavilion Care Center

    1230 South Old Dixie Highway
    Jupiter, FL 33458

    (561) 227-5207 or (888) 848-5200

    Directions: From I-95, take Indiantown Road East to Military Trail. Turn right onto Military Trail. Make a left onto Jupiter Lakes Blvd. The Jupiter Pavilion is on the left side of the road. 

  • Palm Beach Gardens Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

    3360 Burns Road
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

    (561) 625-5080

    Directions: I-95 to Northlake Blvd. East on Northlake to Alternate A1A. West (left) on ALT A1A to Burns Road. Take a right on Burns. Continue one block to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center on the right. The Hospice and Palliative Care Unit is on the 2nd floor.

  • Bethesda Memorial Care Center

    2815 South Seacrest Blvd.
    Boynton Beach, FL 33435

    (561) 364-2463 or (888) 848-5200
    Fax (561) 364-2464

    Directions: I-95 to Woolbright Road. East on Woolbright to Seacrest Boulevard. South (right) onto South Seacrest boulevard. Bethesda Memorial Hospital is at the 2nd traffic light, on the right. The Care Unit is on the 4th floor.

  • Hospice and Palliative Care Center at Delray Medical Center

    5360 Linton Blvd.
    Delray Beach, FL 33484

    (561) 637-5180 or (888) 848-5200

    Directions: From I-95 take Linton Blvd. and go west approximately 2 miles. Cross the intersection at Military Trail. Delray Medical Center will be on the left. Drive behind Delray Hospital and follow the signs for Delray Medical Center. The unit is on the second floor via the elevators at the far end when you enter the lobby.

  • Care Center at Boca Raton

    1531 W. Palmetto Park Rd.
    Boca Raton, FL 33486

     

    (561) 416-5041

    Directions: From I-95 exit West Palmetto Park Rd. in Boca Raton. The building is East of I-95 on the north side of West Palmetto Park Road.

  • Care Center at John Knox Village

    830 Lakeside Circle
    Pompano Beach, FL 33060

     

    (954) 788- 2226

    Directions: I-95 to Atlantic Blvd. East on Atlantic Blvd. to Dixie Highway. South (right) on Dixie Highway to SW 3rd St/Pompano Park Place/Race Track Road to Lakeside Circle.

Regional Offices

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  • Corporate Headquarters: 
    Charles W. Gerstenberg Hospice Center

    5300 East Avenue
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

    (561) 848-5200 or (888) 848-5200
    Fax (561) 863-2955

    Directions: I-95 to 45th Street. East on 45th Street to Australian Avenue. North (left) onto Australian. Turn onto the second street on the right after crossing the railroad tracks (48th Street). Go to the end and turn left onto East Avenue. The Gerstenberg Hospice Center is the two-story white building on the right.

  • Juno Beach

    801 Donald Ross Road
    Juno Beach, FL 33408

    (561) 494-6825
    (561) 624-1403 - fax

    Directions: I-95 to PGA Blvd/ FL-786. Go east on PGA Blvd. to Federal Hwy/US-1. Go left at Federal Hwy and continue for approximately 3 miles. Turn left at Donald Ross Road, 801 will be on the right.

  • Central Distribution Facility

    300 Northpoint Parkway
    Suite 301
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    (561) 242-6200

    Directions: From I-95: exit at 45th Street and go west. Turn Right onto Northpoint Blvd. At the stop sign, turn left onto Northpoint Parkway. Take your second left into the parking lot of our building. Suite 301 is facing 45th Street.

  • John J. Brogan Bereavement Center

    300 Northpoint Parkway
    Suite 305
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    (561) 227-5175

    Directions: From I-95: exit at 45th Street and go west. Turn Right onto Northpoint Blvd. At the stop sign, turn left onto Northpoint Parkway. Take your second left into the parking lot of our building. Suite 305 is at the northwest corner of the building.

  • Knowledge Center

    400 Northpoint Pkwy
    Suite 700
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    (561) 419-2837

    Directions: From I-95 northbound, exit west (turn left) on to 45th Street. In about 1/2 a mile turn right on Northpoint Blvd. Turn left on Northpoint Pkwy and Suite 700 will be on the right in the white building. 

  • Belle Glade

    327 SE 2nd Street
    Belle Glade, FL 33430

    (561) 992-7949
    (561) 992-4553 - fax

    Directions: I-95, exit Southern Blvd. west. Southern Blvd. turns into Route 80. Make a left at the courthouse, pass Avenue L, cross over a canal. Make a left at Martin Luther King Road. Go 2 blocks and make a left at SE 2nd Street. The Belle Glade office is the beige building with a blue roof on the right.

  • Boynton Beach Regional Office

    1903 S. Congress Ave.
    Suite 203 - Area 3 Clinical Department
    Suite 201 - Bereavement
    Boynton Beach, FL 33426

    (561) 265-6000

     

    Directions: From I-95, exit at Woolbright Rd. west, go south on Congress Ave., turn right into office park past Walgreens, on the west side of Congress.

  • Boca Raton Regional Office

    1531 W. Palmetto Park Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33486

    (561) 416-5041

    Directions: From I-95 exit West Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. The building is East of I-95 on the North side of West Palmetto Park Road.

  • Broward Regional Office

    550 W. Cypress Creek Rd.
    Suite 550
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    (954) 267-3840

    Directions: From I-95, go west (turn right) at the Cypress Creek Rd. exit. Make a left at 2nd light (NW 62nd St.). Turn left into the parking lot.

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Expert Clinical Care

Medical care that comes to you... Whether we are caring for your loved one in your family’s home, in a residence of your choice, or as an inpatient in a caregiving facility, the skilled and compassionate professionals of Trustbridge are here for you, 24 hours a day. + read more

  • Symptom management

    Our physicians and nurses are specialists in providing comfort, relieving the pain, symptoms, stress and discomfort of serious illness. We also take the time to keep you informed of your loved one’s condition.

  • Routine hospice care

    Routine home care includes scheduled visits from a registered nurse (RN) for medical care and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) for personal care assistance.  If your care plan includes other types of services, such as spiritual care or music therapy, additional appointments will be scheduled. 

  • Adjusting to change

    As your loved one’s health declines and his or her care needs change, we will be here for you: helping you understand what is happening, answering all of your questions and guiding you through decisions that need to be made related to medical care, equipment and medication. 

  • Acute care

    If symptoms become unstable and cannot be managed at home, we will bring your loved one to one of our inpatient care centers for short-term acute care.

     

    Your loved one can also be treated for acute care at home if symptoms can be stabilized.  Nurses will be assigned to care for him or her in the home as needed during these crises.

Financial Reports

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  • 2017 Annual Report

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    2017 Audited Financial Statement

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    For more information on our financials, please contact our Finance department at (561) 273-2185.

Emotional & Spiritual Help

Emotional and Spiritual Support for the Entire Family If your family is facing serious illness, you may feel frightened or confused. But as you are struggling with a new reality, hospice care means that you are never alone.  We are here to help you and your family find clarity, comfort and peace on your journey.   When a loved one is very ill, many families want to express meaningful feelings and to say good-bye when the time comes, but may not know how to. Our counselors are here to help your family leave a legacy of lasting memories that provide closure and comfort. + read more

  • Emotional support

    Our clinical social workers offer emotional support for your family, helping you through the challenges of serious illness and connecting you to community resources. Whether your family members live locally or are long-distance caregivers, our social workers bring your family together, help you communicate feelings and concerns and provide reconciliation. This may include reuniting estranged family members or helping someone write a letter to communicate feelings that he or she has not expressed.

     

    Our social workers also offer assistance in so many practical ways, providing assistance with advance directives, living wills and healthcare surrogate information. They are here to help you navigate complex billing systems and connect you with essential community resources.

  • Spiritual support

    Spiritual needs may become important if you and your loved ones are coping with serious illness. Each family has a unique set of needs and the possibilities for personal growth and closure during the final months of a loved one's life. The ordained ministers and rabbis who serve as our hospice chaplains help people of all traditions and levels of belief find meaning as they review their lives. Whether you just want someone to talk to without judgment, or you find comfort in religious rituals, prayers and music, our chaplains can offer enormous comfort at this deeply meaningful time.

  • Primary Attending Physician

    The primary (attending) physician is chosen by the patient and listed as the hospice attending physician on the Medicare claim form.

     

    Billing for Care Related to the Terminal Diagnosis: Only the hospice primary (attending) physician can bill Medicare Part B for care related to the terminal diagnosis. Use the applicable CPT©E/M code for the service, add the GV modifier, and submit with the ICD-10 code for the hospice diagnosis

  • Consulting (or Secondary) Physician

    If you are not the physician designated as the hospice primary (attending) physician on the Medicare Election of Benefits, you are considered a consulting (secondary) physician for billing purposes.

     

    • A "Physician Consulting Agreement" must be signed before the care is provided. This allows Trustbridge to bill Medicare for your services and meet regulatory requirements to reimburse physicians.  Email contractadmin@trustbridge.com or call 561.227.5188.
    • Only hospice can bill Medicare for physician services related to the terminal illness (except those provided by the hospice attending physician, as defined above). Bills submitted to Medicare B will be denied.
    • The physician bills Trustbridge using applicable CPT©E/M codes for both professional and technical components using a CMS 1500 form. Hospice bills Medicare Part A and reimburses the physician according to the terms of the "Physician Consulting Agreement." 
  • Physician Services NOT Related to the Hospice Diagnosis

    Any physician may provide care to a hospice patient for diagnoses that are NOT related to the terminal illness. Use the applicable CPT©E/M code for the service, add the GW modifier, and submit with the appropriate ICD-10 codes. 

  • Billing for Other Services Related to the Terminal Diagnosis

    Only hospice can bill Medicare for ANY service related to the terminal diagnosis (except for hospice attending physician services, as described above).

    Medications, diagnostic tests and procedures must be pre-authorized by Trustbridge. Authorization is obtained from the team supervisor caring for the patient. Payment will be based on the provider's billling agreement with Trustbridge.

  • Contact Us

    As an alternative, please call the Business Development Department at 561.227.5294. Email us at accountspayable@trustbridge.com.

     

    To submit a claim to Trustbridge, please mail it to:

     

    ATTN: Accounting Dept.

    Trustbridge Headquarters

    5300 East Avenue 

    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

     

24-hour Caregiver Support

Caring for a very ill loved one may be the most challenging experience of your life. It can also be the most meaningful and personally rewarding. Your time, loving compassion and very presence are gifts beyond measure to your loved one. It is your devotion and love that make all of our care effective.  Your “heart” combined with our “art” is a powerful combination. + read more

  • Help with Caregiving Tasks

    We can lift an enormous number of caregiving challenges off your shoulders so you can enjoy life’s moments as a family, such as: providing equipment to help a bedridden patient get into a wheelchair, offering assistance with bathing, and delivering medications, equipment and supplies.  

  • Caregiver Education & Training

    We will provide hands-on training and 24-hour support so you can meet your loved one’s changing needs. We will educate you so you will understand what is happening and know what to anticipate. 

  • Emotional support

    If you feel sad, tired or overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibilities, you can count on our staff for counseling, respite support or advice.

  • Hospice volunteer support

    Caring volunteers can help your family in so many ways—visiting with your loved one so you can have a much-needed break, running an errand and even helping to care for the family pet.

  • Respite Care

    During times when you need additional support or relief from caregiving duties, we can arrange a short stay for your loved one in a local care facility.

Leadership

Vision To provide an unmatched healthcare experience for families in their time of need.  Mission To provide families with access to compassionate, expert and professional health care services in their time of need, throughout their lifespan.  Values  Excellence Integrity Teamwork Compassion Accountability Pride David C. Fielding Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline M. Lopez-Devine, MSN, RN Chief Clinical Officer Faustino Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FAAHPM Chief Medical Officer of Hospice Services Leonard R. Hock, Jr., DO, MACOI, CMD Chief Medical Officer of Harbor Palliative Care and Advanced Illness Management Fred Watson Chief Administrative Officer Bivek Pathak Chief Information Officer Amy Cannizzo-Brennan Vice President of Quality and Education Karen Kennedy, DO Vice President of Medical Affairs Pedro Herrera Vice President of Finance Richard S. Levene, DO, FAAFP, FAAHPM Director of Medical Education, Fellowship Program Director + read more

  • David FieldingDavid C. Fielding joined TrustBridge Health as Chief Executive Officer in December 1998. Under Mr. Fielding's leadership, TrustBridge Health has grown from caring for approximately 200 patients on a daily basis to more than 1100 patients on a daily basis.

    Prior to his current position, Mr. Fielding served for two years as Executive Director of United Hospice Incorporated of Lilburn, Georgia, one of the largest hospice companies in the southeastern United States, with eleven offices in Georgia and South Carolina. Previously he spent seven years with Vitas Healthcare Corporation, the largest hospice organization in the country. During this time he worked in Miami and Boston, and served as Director of Development and Managed Care in Chicago and General Manager in Lombard and Skokie, Illinois. Mr. Fielding has a bachelor's of arts in organizational behavior and management from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and a master's of science in health systems management from Rush University in Chicago. He is a member of the National Hospice Organization, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. and the National Association for Home Care.

Music Therapy

Music therapy is a recognized health profession that is proven to relieve physical symptoms, enhance mood, stimulate memory recall, and provide unique opportunities for interaction and emotional intimacy for families in hospice care.   + read more

  • Symptom relief through music

    This soothing, non-invasive therapy creates a physical and emotional connection that improves quality of life as it relieves:

    • Pain
    • Respiratory distress
    • Depression
    • Agitation
    • Anxiety
  • Music therapy techniques

    When music therapy is included in the care plan, a music therapist assesses your loved one and designs an individualized program. Some of the techniques used during therapy sessions include:

    • Music-assisted relaxation
    • Movement
    • Songwriting
    • Singing favorite songs, accompanied by an instrument
    • Recording songs on a CD for the family
  • An opportunity to share emotions and memories

    Music therapy sessions can be very effective and rewarding ways to communicate with your loved one as you share feelings and memories.  This communication is especially meaningful with loved ones who have memory loss. 

  • Click here to learn about our music therapy internship program »

Addison Hines Music Therapy Internship Program

The music internship program is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation. It is sponsored by the Addison Hines Charitable Trust. Through the internship, graduates from approved music therapy programs can get the clinical experience required for board certification as they help hospice patients and families. + read more

  • Experiences

    Interns at Trustbridge conduct sessions with patients facing terminal illnesses and their families. The internship experience includes observation, coleading, an independent caseload, supervision, special projects, education programs, and an individualized approach to each student's educational needs. Click here for more details »

     

    "Interning with Trustbridge is one of the best decisions I've ever made! The environment is one that is safe yet challenging. I was equipped with all the tools I needed to become a successful music therapist!"
    ~ Shenika Davis

  • Teamwork

    The Music Therapy department at Trustbridge is one of the largest of its kind in the country, with 8 full-time positions. Music therapists work closely with other members of the interdisciplinary group including physicians, registered nurses, social workers, spiritual  counselors and volunteers. Click here for more details »

     

    "The amount of support/supervision and opportunity to learn from 10 other music therapists are the gems of this internship."
    ~ Woon Tyen Lim

  • Resources

    Interns have access to an extensive collection of resources and educational presentations. Online courses available include Religious Beliefs and Traditions at End of Life, Effective Communication, Understanding and Managing Pain, Grief and Loss: Caring for the Bereaved, and much more. The Music Therapy department provides monthly clinical meetings and quarterly continuing-education presentations. We also have a large inventory of instruments and equipment. 
    Click here for more details »

     

    "I could not imagine a better, more fulfilling internship. The opportunities I was able to take advantage of during my time at Trustbridge gave me an incredibly broad and adaptive skill set."
    ~ Molly Glibbery

  • Opportunities

    We currently provide a six-month, 1,040-hour clinical placement to six interns per year, starting in February, June, and October. Internship candidates who are seeking music therapy board certification and have attended an AMTA-member college or university are welcome to apply. Click here for more details »

     

    "This is an outstanding internship experience that fosters personal, musical, clinical, and professional growth through working with a variety of people, professionals, and experiences."
    ~ Sara Miller​

  • Upcoming openings and deadlines

     

    Please contact Michael Cohen if you plan on applying or would like to schedule a site visit. Start dates are often flexible:

     

    • October 2019: Application deadline May 1, 2019
    • February 2020: Application deadline TBA
    • June 2020: Application deadline TBA

     

    *Apply Online Here*
    **All applications must be received in full (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) by the application deadline in order to be considered.

     

    *Download Application Here*
    **All applications must be received in full (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) by the application deadline in order to be considered.

     

    For more information contact:


    Michael Cohen, M.M., MT-BC
    Music Therapy Education Lead
    300 Northpoint Parkway, Ste. 305
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 273-2179
    mcohen@trustbridge.com

     

Volunteer Support

Hospice Volunteer Support Our caring hospice volunteers can help your family in so many ways, including: + read more

  • Patient-visiting volunteers

    Our volunteers will visit with your loved one so you can get a break. They unselfishly give of their time to listen, take a walk, read a book, write a journal or watch a movie. They may also run an errand to help out, such as grocery shopping. 

  • Pet Peace of Mind volunteers

    These pet-loving volunteers help with dog walking, feeding, playing with pets, clean-up, transportation to the groomer or vet and shopping for supplies. 

  • Pet therapy volunteers

    Specially certified volunteers visit with their therapy dogs top bring comfort and joy to your family.

  • Musician volunteers

    Our gifted volunteers are referred by music therapists to continue the enrichment that music provides once a patient’s clinical needs have been addressed.

  • Veteran-to-veteran volunteers

    When facing serious illness, your loved one may want to tell his or her service stories to someone who understands their experiences. 

  • Vigil volunteers

    These specially trained volunteers visit with patients who have little or no family support during the final 24 to 48 hours of life. They provide a comforting presence, and emotional and spiritual support. 

Medications, Equipment & Supplies

Trustbridge Hospice has its own pharmacy and medical equipment divisions so we can respond to any needs that arise. We deliver everything related to the hospice diagnosis directly to the bedside.  + read more

  • Medical equipment

    Your loved one may need medical equipment to be comfortable, remain mobile and retain a sense of independence, such as a wheelchair, a hospital bed or a lift to help a bedridden patient get into a wheelchair.  We will train you to use the equipment that helps him or her live life to the fullest and eases your caregiving efforts.  

  • Hospice medications

    Ours was the first hospice program in Florida to have its own pharmacy, because we believe that medication expertise is vital to symptom management. We provide all medications that are related to the hospice diagnosis.  

  • Personal care supplies

    We also provide products that may be needed for daily living, such as bathing, skin-care or incontinence supplies.  Our compassionate certified nursing assistants provide assistance with personal care. 

Pet Therapy

The companionship and unconditional love we receive from a loving pet touches our hearts and makes us feel good. This is wonderful medicine for our hospice patients and families.  + read more

  • Physical benefits of pet therapy

    A simple visit from a gentle dog can produce significant health benefits.

    • Reducing blood pressure
    • Releasing calming endorphins
    • Relieving pain
    • Decreasing stress
    • Increasing relaxation
  • The emotional benefits are just as important

    • Reducing depression, anxiety and loneliness
    • Encouraging communication
    • Providing an uplifting break
    • Creating a physical connection through touch
    • Sparking memories of beloved family pets

Frequently Asked Hospice Care Questions

For families struggling with serious illness, hospice care means that you are never alone. If you do not see the information you need here, you can call us with any question, 24 hours a day at 844.422.3648. + read more

  • Who qualifies for hospice care?

    Hospice is a special type of supportive care that is devoted to people who have end-stage illness with a life expectancy of 6 months or less if their disease follows its normal course. Some people have multiple conditions that contribute to a limited life expectancy, rather than a single illness.  

  • Where is hospice care provided?

    Most people receive hospice care in their homes. Hospice care may also be provided at a dedicated care center, a skilled nursing facility, an assisted-living or other caregiving facility, or in the hospital.

  • How is hospice care paid for?

    The compassionate care and support of hospice care is a benefit you are entitled to under Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. As a not-for-profit hospice, we make sure that everyone who needs hospice care receives it, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay. 

  • Can I continue seeing my own doctor if I am in hospice care?

    Yes. Many patients continue to see their own primary care physicians when they enter hospice care.  Our team of professionals works closely with the patient's doctor to coordinate care and monitor their condition.

  • Can I continue to receive the medications that have been helping me?

    If the medications are related to your hospice diagnosis, we will provide them.  If they are not, you can continue to take them at your own cost. 

  • How long can I receive hospice care?

    You can benefit from the world of support that we provide for a full 6 months (or longer if you continue to meet the medical criteria). You can choose to leave hospice care at any time, for any reason, and return later on if you are medically eligible. 

All Hospice Services

When we first meet with you, we will ask you what your hopes are. It is our mission to support your wishes in every way we can so you can live the way you want and do the things that are important to you. Your goals are the focus of the hospice team. Together, we will design the care that will achieve your goals. If you or your loved one need to continue treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, intravenous medications or blood transfusions for comfort, we can care for you. We are one of only 4% of hospice organizations nationwide that can admit patients into hospice care and provide these extraordinary comfort measures.   + read more

Contact Us

         
General Information and Business Inquiries: 888.848.5200
         
Patient Care Questions: 888.441.4040
         
Admissions and Referrals: 844.422.3648