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Hospice Versus Home Health Care: Is there a Difference?

If you think home health care and hospice are the same thing, you’re not alone. These terms are often used interchangeably but are actually two totally different services based on goals of care, eligibility, costs, and outcomes. If you’re looking into receiving healthcare at home, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to know the exact type...

5 Common Myths about Hospice Care

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When it comes to end-of-life care, hospice still tends to remain a mystery to most Americans. While there is plenty of information available about hospice care, society still remains resistant from talking about matters surrounding our deaths. In most cases, it's not until we need these services that we realize they are even there. To help dispelled the inaccuracies about...

How Much does Hospice Cost?

Even once someone has realized that they need hospice care, they frequently are put off because they believe that hospice costs will be too high, or won’t be covered by insurance. Unfortunately, this means many people who would benefit from hospice care do not avail themselves of the service. Hospice Cost and Payments Most hospice services are paid for by...

Does Medicare Cover Hospice?

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“Does Medicare cover hospice?” The answer is, “It depends.”  Hospice care is often a crucial service that helps keep a person comfortable during an advanced illness. It is a form of palliative care geared toward helping the patient find relief from the stress and the many symptoms of their illness. With the stated goal of improving the patient’s and their...

How to Report Elder Neglect or Abuse

It's natural for families with a loved one living in an assisted living community or on hospice to do whatever they can to ensure their loved one is protected during this vulnerable time. While licensed to do whatever they can to ensure their loved one is protected during this vulnerable time. While licensed hospice care providers are required to meet federal regulations...

How Funeral Pre-Planning Protects Your Family

Taking care of your family is a priority in the event of your death, just as it is while you are alive. Planning for end-of-life will protect your loved ones when you’re gone by ensuring they won’t be burdened with logistics while they are grieving your loss. What Is Funeral Pre-Planning? Funeral pre-planning involves arranging all the elements of a...

4 Steps You Should Take to Prevent Identity Theft After Someone Dies

A staggering 2.5 million Americans’ deal with identity theft each year, and they aren’t aware of it. Why? Because they’ve passed away. Decedent identity theft is an enormous issue that comes at a time when families don’t have the emotional stamina or free time to deal with it. Planning a funeral and facing the emotional stresses is already hard enough....