When curative therapy is no longer an option or is not adding to a patient's quality of life, hospice care should be considered. To qualify for hospice, the physician must certify that the patient has a prognosis of six months or less to live if the disease takes its normal progression. The patient and physician must agree that their main goals are comfort-oriented care and professional help to resolve important end-of-life emotional, spiritual and financial issues. Patients should always discuss their goals of care with their physician or healthcare provider to determine if comfort care is the appropriate choice.
Camellia Hospice is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and accepts most other private insurance carriers. We are committed to caring for all of the needs (physical, spiritual and emotional) of patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Fear of costs should never prevent a person from accessing hospice care. Medical equipment, supplies and medication related to the terminal condition are also covered under the hospice benefit.