Important Questions

Is hospice right for me or my loved one?

Are you or your lo​​ved one...
   
Having more frequent visits to medical centers?
Being told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited?
Being told there is no further treatment available?
Spending most of the day in a chair or bed?
Feeling weak, tired, or experiencing weight loss or loss of appetite?
Experiencing unpleasant symptoms such as pain, anxiety, loneliness, etc.?
Needing help bathing, getting in and out of bed, dressing, eating, going to
the bathroom, or walking?
Important Questions
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, hospice may be right for you or your loved one. To find out if Miller Hospice is right for you, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.

How does hospice care begin?

After making the initial call to Miller Hospice, we will call back to determine if the patient is ready to make an appointment for an evaluation.

Next, a team member meets with your family and loved one to discuss the services Miller has to offer along with the expectations you have for our care.

Then, your loved one’s physician will be contacted to discuss medical history, current symptoms, and life expectancy.

Finally, our team will develop an individualized plan of care designed to meet the needs of your loved one along with you and your family.  This plan is revisited regularly and can be altered as your loved one’s needs change.

What other physical considerations are made?

Pain management is an important part of making end-of-life care comfortable. Our hospice team is trained in assessing pain even if your loved one cannot communicate it verbally. Together our hospice team will develop a plan of care with your primary care physician to manage symptoms throughout your end-of-life needs. This plan allows us to stay focused on making sure your loved one is comfortable.

We also have dietitians on staff to assist with special dietary needs. We also specialize in Jewish culture to comply with the Kosher Law and the Jewish customs.

Who pays for hospice?

Miller Hospice firmly believes the last thing you should worry about is how to pay for your loved one’s hospice care. Hospice is covered by Medicare along with most private insurance providers.

Miller Hospice is unique as we are a non-profit organization. This means our patients will never pay for our services, even if they are not eligible for Medicare or private insurance coverage.