Hospice

Man in wheelchair

Hospice is a well-established approach to end-of-life care. At Bon Secours, we believe hospice can provide emotional support and practical assistance at a time when patients and their families need both the most. We help patients with life limiting conditions and their families. We believe in attentive, compassionate care that comforts the people we serve and respects their dignity.

At Bon Secours, hospice is not tied to a place. We serve people in many sites – their homes, hospitals and assisted-living or nursing facilities. We build close relationships based on trust, respect and an appreciation for each individual’s inherent dignity. Our team includes physicians, nurses, nurse assistants, social workers, chaplains and volunteers.

Bon Secours Hospice is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care.

Admission to Hospice

Bon Secours Hospice is about people – patients and families – and doing all we can to provide them with comfort, strength and support when it is needed most.

In order for a patient to be admitted to hospice, they must have:

  • A physician’s referral
  • Limited life expectancy of six months or less
  • Chosen to no longer seek or receive curative care 

Cost of Hospice

Funding for hospice care may come from Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and individuals. The Medicare Hospice Benefit pays for many services related to a life-limiting illness. Covered are medical supplies, equipment, respite care, prescriptions and services provide by nurses, doctors and nursing assistants. Our staff can assist you in determining what benefits you are qualified to receive.

Donate to Hospice

End of life care is important work, and Bon Secours strives to offer the best hospice services possible. To continue doing so, we rely on the generosity of others.

 

If you would like to donate to Hospice at one of our facilities, please use one of the links below and designate your gift for the Hospice CARE Fund.

For more information about hospice, please call us at 757-391-6017 or fill out a contact form.