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“Nothing Out of Pocket”

Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and some private insurances. Hospice of Wyandot County is an independent, not-for-profit company and welcomes all patients in need of hospice care, regardless of ability to pay.  We are also blessed with generous community support meaning you will never receive a bill from us! This way, financing hospice is very affordable!

What does Hospice of Wyandot County provide?

  • Expert medical care and regular nursing visits.
  • All medications related to the hospice diagnosis.
  • Medical equipment and supplies.
  • Assistance with personal care and activities.
  • Guidance and support for coping with chronic diseases and terminal illness.
  • Emotional, spiritual & bereavement support for patient and family.
  • Education, training and support for the patient, family and caregivers.
  • Volunteers to provide companionship and other helpful tasks.
  • Support therapies and services if needed.

 

Hospice includes four distinct levels of care:

  • Routine:  This is the level of care most often provided by monitoring patient status from visit to visit; keeping the plan of care updated to meet the needs of the patient and family.
  • Respite:  This is defined as a temporary rest period when the caregiver needs relief from patient care.  Hospice will pay for up to a 5-day stay in the facility of the patient’s choosing:  We are contracted with Fairhaven Community, the Inn at Westbrook, Wyandot Memorial Hospital and Wyandot Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The plan of care is generally not changed, only the setting for care changes.
  • Continuous Care: This is initiated when the patient experiences symptoms that need on-going monitoring to control and manage a period of crisis. A nurse or aide will care for the patient at the bedside for a minimum of 8 hours per 24 hour period. This level of care is short term (usually in the home) and is only provided for the period of time it takes to get symptoms under manageable control.
  • Inpatient:  Inpatient care is provided to patients who are in need of a higher level of care due to symptoms that cannot be controlled in their current setting. Patients are moved to one of the contracted facilities (listed above), of their choosing, for a short period of time.  Typically, inpatient care is only provided for no longer than 5 to 7 days.

While Hospice of Wyandot County serves most patients in their own homes, services can be provided in a variety of settings – wherever a patient calls home.  No matter what the setting, our team will work together to best serve the patient and family.