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Goshen Home Care & Hospice

Hospital Switchboard:
(574) 533-2141

Goshen Hospital
200 High Park Avenue
Goshen, IN 46526

Goshen Rehabilitation

About Goshen Home Care & Hospice

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Hospice Services

Hospice is a special approach to caring for people with an incurable, progressive illness and takes a team approach. Hospice care:

• Emphasizes symptom management of pain and physical discomfort
• Provides for emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families
• Supports family member’s in the care of the patient

Hospice takes place in the patient’s of family member’s home; some patients live in nursing facilities. Hospice believes the quality of life is as important as the length of life.

Services Offered

• Visits by registered nurses, home care aides, social worker, volunteers and chaplain
• Durable medical equipment
• Medications related to the illness
• Respite inpatient care
• Continuous care for crisis periods
• Inpatient treatment for symptom management
• Bereavement services

Patient Eligibility

Persons are eligible for hospice if they meet the following criteria:

• They no longer desire curative treatment
• The physician certifies a prognosis of six months or less
• The patient has a caregiver or plans for a caregiver

Payment

Hospice is paid for by:

• Medicare hospice benefits
• Medicaid hospice benefits
• Most insurance companies
• Individuals private pay
• Services are provided regardless of ability to pay

The Hospice Team consists of

• A patient’s physician
• Volunteer
• Pharmacist
• Hospice medical director
• Registered nurse
• Home care aide
• Social Worker
• Homemaker
• Chaplain or patient’s own community clergy