Your hospice care team will come to you in your place of residence and create a care plan based on your wishes and goals. The care plan is then carried out by the hospice team, which may include but is not limited to:
- Experienced nurses
- Chaplain or bereavement counselor
- Patient’s physician
- Social worker
- Medical director
- Hospice aides
Hospice services are focused on the management of pain and other symptoms. Emotional or spiritual support are provided based on the needs of the patient.
When you or a loved one are ready to discuss hospice care, talk to your healthcare provider. A healthcare provider can refer you to hospice care when you are clinically and emotionally ready.
All members on Humana Medicare Advantage plans are eligible to receive hospice care at little to no out-of-pocket costs. Your hospice team can advise you of the full benefits available to you under hospice care when you choose to elect hospice care.