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Hospice

Hospice at Burgess Health Center is a program, not a place. Hospice brings together several services including professional grief counselors and skilled volunteers. Help typically is available in the comfort of the patients' homes, but it also can be arranged in the hospital or at a nursing home.

Our staff focuses on making the patient as comfortable and pain-free as possible. They also help family members cope with the physical and emotional demands placed on them by providing relief to care givers who desire a respite. After the patient passes, our staff delivers bereavement support to families during the first year of loss following the death of a loved one.

Candidates for hospice assistance are typically a person with a life-limiting illness with short-term (less than six month) survival estimate. Common examples of hospice patients are people with illnesses such as cancer, emphysema, and severe heart disease.

Hospice provides medical equipment delivered to your home and covers medications related to the primary illness. Coverage of services can be arranged through a variety of methods including Medicare Part A, Medicaid and most private insurance policies.

Visit our Facebook page: Burgess Hospice Bereavement Support.

 
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