Welcome to Hospice of the Pines

Hospice of the Pines supports the belief that each one of us has the right to live out the end of our lives in comfort and with dignity. Dedicated to helping those with life limiting illness live each day to the fullest, Hospice of the Pines offers care and support services centered on patient and family goals. Focusing on quality, not quantity of life, Hospice of the Pines assists with the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their families.

Who is Eligible for Hospice Care

Hospice care is for people who have a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease follows its normal course and have chosen to focus on palliative care – comfort and relief from pain and symptoms.

Diagnoses commonly associated with hospice care include; cancer and other end- stage diseases:

  •  Cardiovascular disease
  •  Alzheimer’s disease
  •  Respiratory disease
  •  Liver/Renal disease
  •  AIDS/HIV
  •  Neurological disease
  •  Stroke or Coma

General Guidelines

Hospice appropriate individuals may exhibit some or all of the following:

  • Frequent Hospitalizations
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Deteriorating mental abilities
  • Recurrent infections
  • Specific decline in condition

What to Expect When You Call

You can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a member of our Care Team. We understand that you need support and answers so that you can make the best decisions possible.

  • We will answer your questions
  • Coordinate with your Physician and obtain appropriate Physician orders
  • Assess the patient’s eligibility for Medicare Hospice Benefit (Medicare covers 100% of Hospice Services) and Additional Insurance Benefits
  • Coordinate with family members and assess their needs
  • Create a plan of care with the patient and family members
  • Provide appropriate durable medical equipment
  • Provide medication in relation to the Hospice diagnosis
  • Provide ancillary supplies
  • Provide hospice care to wherever the patient calls home