• Hospice FAQs

  • At any time during a life-limiting illness, it's appropriate to discuss all of the treatment options available, including hospice. Our staff members are always available to talk about hospice care with family members and your physician to determine the right time for you.
    There's no set number. One of the first things our hospice team will do is prepare an individualized plan of care that will address the amount of caregiving a patient needs. Our staff will visit regularly and are always accessible to answer questions and provide support. Families are welcome to visit patients at Porter Hospice Residence or at the hospice suites at The Villas at Sunny Acres any time, and can be as involved as they want to be in the patient's care. 
    Accommodations for overnight stays for families visiting patients at Porter Hospice Residence can be pre-arranged. For patients at St. Anthony Hospice at the Villas, guest apartments at reasonable rates are available for visiting family and friends in several locations on campus. There are several hotels and restaurants nearby to both Porter Hospice Residence and the hospice suites at The Villas at Sunny Acres; our staff is happy to help you with information and directions.
    No. Patients can live in nursing homes, assisted living centers or other alternative settings and still receive hospice care. Hospice can follow a patient wherever they go, from hospital to home to a facility and home again. Hospice care is consistently there.
    Our staff will assess your needs and recommend any necessary equipment. We'll discuss your options and arrange to have what you need delivered to your home.
    In most cases yes. We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances. Our health benefit advisor will help determine what insurance will cover.
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