what is hospice care

What is Hospice?

The doctor has recommended hospice care. Let us help you understand why and what to expect.

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who pays for hospice care

Who pays for Hospice?

Medicare, private insurance or Medicaid. We will assist you in making financial decisions surrounding our care plan.

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how to being hospice care

How To Begin Care

It usually begins with a recommendation from your physician. From that point we will guide you the rest of the journey.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We are weeks into our monitoring of developments around the COVID-19 challenge. Cornerstone hospice professionals are in daily contact with professionals at all levels: state departments of health,  the CDC, the NIH and the White House.

Our Cornerstone staff and volunteers are taking every precaution and following every protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and their family members.

Regarding visitors to our Inpatient Care Centers and Hospice Houses: Cornerstone is following the rules set forth by the State which includes screening to make sure no one is a high-risk from any exposure to an active virus and have not experienced any symptoms.

Visitors are asked to wash your hands and do not touch your face. It is recommended that you bring hand sanitizer with you for the visit.

If for any reason you think you may have been exposed or have any of these symptoms, please stay home and follow your doctor's orders.

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Body aches or chills

Visitors to Cornerstone Hospice patients in nursing homes or other  facilities must follow the visitation rules of that particular facility / hospital.

Should you have questions or concerns it is best to follow the COVID-19 information and recommendations of the Department of Health in your particular state or follow the daily updates provided by the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html