In home hospice service is provided by experienced hospice professionals. These services may be received in your home, a nursing facility, or assisted living facility. Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Hospice of Southern Kentucky is available to all who are in need of compassionate hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay. For eligibility, your health care provider will determine that you may benefit from hospice care. lf you live in the 9 county BRADD area, your health care provider will call the referral to HSK. Once the referral is made to hospice, a nurse from the hospice team will complete an initial assessment.
In home services will include needed services to maintain comfort and quality of life. Available services include physician & nurse practitioner services, specialized nursing for end-of-life care, certified nursing assistant for personal care, social work services, spiritual care & counseling, home medical equipment, medical supplies, medications for symptom management & pain relief, counseling support, volunteer participation, bereavement counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services, x-ray & laboratory services; and homemaker services.
All in home services are based on an individualized plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team which will include the patient, your primary care giver, your hospice nurse, social worker, nursing assistant, hospice medical director, and your attending physician.