For the Family

Patient Notice of Privacy Practices

Is there any special equipment or changes I have to make in my home before hospice care begins?

Hospice care is billed directly to Medicare, Medicaid, and/or private insurance companies and Passages receives payment directly from them.  Medications, supplies, and equipment related to the hospice diagnosis are covered at 100%.

What specific assistance does hospice provide patients?

Hospice patients are cared for by a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice-certified nursing assistants, chaplains, and volunteers, and each provides assistance based on his or her own area of expertise. In addition, hospices provide medications, supplies, equipment, and hospital services, related to the terminal illness.