Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hospice Provider

Individuals facing terminal illness may choose hospice care and the Medicare hospice benefit to keep them comfortable rather than to treat the underlying terminal illness.

Making the decision to elect hospice care and choosing a hospice provider are two of the most important decisions you will make for yourself or a loved one. Finding a hospice that meets your needs may take some time. It is never too early to begin learning about the options available to you. The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice have jointly developed Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hospice Provider to assist you in this process.

Sections to Explore

  • Medicare Hospice Services
  • Information about the Hospice Company, Staff, and Mission and Philosophy
  • Location of Care
  • Services Outside of Business Hours and in Emergencies
  • Payment and Coverage