Finding and Assessing Hospices Winston Salem NC
Hospice Care, In-home Care
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice
Winston Salem, NC
Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Hospice
Nursing homes, Hospice
Walnut Cove, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support
Walnut Cover, NC
High Point, NC
Finding and Assessing Hospices
Gilbert Guide provides listings of hospices in your area, along with advice for finding the hospice that will best suit your individual needs. Hospice care can be provided at home or in a facility setting. Once you've narrowed your choices down, it's important that you meet potential hospice providers in person to determine whether they're a good fit for you.
Finding a Hospice Most hospice agencies are licensed by the state and many are certified by Medicare. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) maintains a database of hospice listings throughout the country.
Some people consider Medicare certification to be the basic criteria for assessing an agency's quality of care. However, non-certified hospices can also provide an exceptionally high quality of care. What's most important is that the certification means Medicare Part A will pay for hospice care. Read more detailed information on paying for hospice care.
Assessing a Hospice To assess a hospice's quality of care you'll need to consider multiple factors. Caregivers are a primary consideration in the day-to-day care; however, quality of care is also dependent on management, supervision and protocols. You'll also need to consider how affordable any out-of-pocket expenses will be.
Questions to Ask It's best to phone an agency before planning a visit, so you can spend your time visiting only those caregivers who you think will meet your needs. The following questions should be able to help you get...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide