Hospice Services of Reno
Hospice Services

Hospice Services

Hospice Services of Reno offers a wide range of care services that serve the individual needs of our clients and their families. We aim to bring peace, safety, and comfort to dying individuals, as well as their loved ones, with the help of these individuals and specialists.

  • RN case managers
  • Home health aides
  • Social workers
  • Volunteers
  • Counselors
  • Medical director

Who Pays for Hospice Care?

Medicare and Medicaid cover the full cost of hospice care. Most private insurances cover hospice as well.

Should I Wait for the Physician to Raise the Possibility of Hospice, or Should I Raise It First?

You should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with your physician, other healthcare professional, clergy, family, or friends.

When to Begin Hospice Care?

Hospice care is most beneficial when it is provided for months as opposed to weeks or days. Patients and families can benefit from choosing hospice as soon as it is appropriate so that they may receive the full range of available benefits.

Hospice is not about losing hope, giving up, or even dying. The focus is on maximizing quality of life. As a patient’s need changes, hospice can address those needs with a gradual, non-crisis approach, minimizing stress for patients and their loved ones.

Hospice Services of Reno
Hospice Services of Reno

Hospice Indicators

Only a physician can determine hospice appropriateness, but here are some indicators to watch out for:

  • Unrelieved pain
  • Frequent infections
  • Repeat hospitalizations
  • Weight loss
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Decreased mobility
  • Nausea/ vomiting
  • Shortness of breath