Choosing a Hospice

Medicare has developed a helpful list of questions to help consumers who are trying to decide between different hospices. Some of the key questions to ask include:- What services and treatments will be covered by my insurance? What happens if I need more care or need 24-hour nursing care? How Read more…

Rural Access to Hospice Act

This April, Senator Shelley Moore Capito reintroduced the Rural Access to Hospice Act S.1190, which will allow Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to receive payments for serving hospice patients. This bill is vitally important to West Virginia as many patients with serious illness receive their primary Read more…

What is a Good Death?

What matters most to you? Being at home, being comfortable, having time to say goodbye and/or having support for your family? When I was asked recently ‘what is a good death?’ and ‘what does death with dignity really mean?’ I hesitated. I have worked with hospice nearly my whole career, Read more…