Hospice Care

Family Support

You Are Not Alone On This Journey

Caring for a loved one is one of the most significant challenges life can present. We're here for you, too. Whether it’s to get your thoughts about what your loved one needs or to have a safe space to share your feelings.

We offer customized bereavement services to meet individual and family needs. We also offer advanced planning services and through the generosity of donors have the ability to grant funds to help offset the financial burdens that terminal illness can create.

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Myth: A Hospice Patient Can't Go to the Hospital

Find out the truth about hospital visits while on hospice care.

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Myth: A Hospice Patient Can't Go to the Hospital

MYTH: "I thought that if my mother was under the care of hospice, she could no longer go to the hospital if she needed to. In the past year, she has been hospitalized several times because her pain got out of control."

TRUTH: While Heartland Hospice strives to manage pain and other uncomfortable symptoms outside of the hospital setting, a hospice patient always has the choice of whether or not to go to the hospital. The Medicare Hospice Benefit covers short-term general inpatient care in the hospital when a patient's symptoms can no longer be managed in another care setting.

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Myth: Hospice is a Place

Hospice is a philosophy. It can be provided in any place a patient calls home.

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Myth: Hospice is a Place

MYTH: "I always thought that "hospice" was a place - that building that I passed on the way home from work."

TRUTH: Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice care can be provided in any place the patient calls home, whether that is a personal home, a skilled nursing center, assisted living facility or anywhere else.

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