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Click on the question to see the answer.Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Hospice?

Does Hospice just take patients with cancer?

What does Hospice Medicare cover?

What’s the difference between regular Medicare and Hospice Medicare?

What if you don’t have Medicare?

What relationship does Hospice have with the Hemlock Society?

Does Hospice admit patients with AIDS?

Is a living will or Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNRO) needed to be admitted to Hospice?

Is Hospice a religious organization?

Must all referrals come from a physician?

What’s the difference between “curative” and “palliative” measures?

Does Hospice have patients in nursing homes?

Are all Hospice patients pain free at the time of death?

What is bereavement support?

Can Hospice admit patients who do not have a physician?

Does Florida have a Hospice Medicaid benefit?

Where does Hospice get its operating funds?

Must the life expectancy be six months?

Does Hospice take away the patient’s hope?

What if the patient doesn’t admit they are dying?

Are all patients over 65 years of age?

Does Hospice bill patients for services?

Does Hospice have an in-patient facility?

How can I become a Hospice volunteer?

Do Hospice staff members pray with their patients?

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