Long Term Hospice FAQs

June 29, 2021

If your loved one is in need of long-term hospice care, it can be hard to find the right place with the right services. This can be a very emotional time full of seemingly endless questions, but the experts at Jansen Hospice are here to help you navigate this final phase of life with your loved one.

Questions you may have about long term hospice care

Q: What are the different types of hospice care?

A: There are several types of hospice care including:

  • Routine Hospice Care – Hospice care is provided in the patient’s home or residence, including skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
  • General Inpatient Hospice – This type of hospice care is provided in the hospital. This is a short-term option can be used when a patient’s symptoms cannot be managed in any other setting.
  • Continuous Care – Time-limited benefit offered during a crisis. An LPN or RN remains with the patient for 8-24-hours to provide continuous monitoring, assessment, and medication administration to achieve comfort. This must be approved by the Hospice Patient Care Coordinator and Medical Director.
  • Respite Care – When patients are transported from their home to a Medicare-approved facility for up to 5 days to allow the primary caregiver respite (rest) from the daily stress of caring for a loved one.

Q: Who is eligible for Jansen hospice?

A: Jansen serves individuals living in Westchester County or The Bronx who are faced with an advanced illness with a limited prognosis. Hospice is meant for patients with a life-limiting illness, and a diagnosis of six months or less to live. Hospice is end-of-life care for patients with any terminal illness like heart failure, COPD, kidney disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and more.

Q: Who pays for hospice?

A: Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. Since its inception, Jansen has provided exceptional hospice care to everyone in need of it, regardless of financial resources. If you do not have insurance and would like further information, please reach out to see how we can help you.

Why Jansen for long-term hospice?

For over 35 years, Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care has epitomized the best in hospice care. We offer a personalized approach to your loved one’s care whether it be long-term care, home care, or short-term care.

We aim to give your loved ones the best quality of life in this final phase of their lives and offer as much comfort as possible to patients and their families.

To learn more about the services we off and how our hospice care services can help your loved one, call 914-787-6158.