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The average length of stay in hospice care from admission until death is 17 days. That means when you add the number of total days Medicare pays for and divide by the number of patients receiving hospice care the average is 17 days.Who can refer a patient to hospice?
Anyone can refer a patient for hospice care: a loved one, physician, friend, neighbor, member of the community, or even the patient themselves.What services does Hospice provide?
Hospice care is a special kind of care that focuses on the quality of life for people and their caregivers who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness. Hospice care provides compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.Does the VA pay for hospice?
The VA hospice benefit covers all care, medications, supplies and equipment needed related to your hospice diagnosis. Hospice care is also covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.