Hospice Care — Truth vs. Misconceptions
Gateway Hospice in Pittsburgh & Canonsburg, PA, is dedicated to providing our patients, families, and customers with accurate and timely information regarding end-of-life services. There are many misconceptions about what Hospice is and does. Our personal mission is to ensure that our team educates our community and healthcare professionals in fully understanding and embracing all that hospice services can offer.
Is it true that in order to qualify for Hospice services, the patient must have only six months left to live?
Providing that there is the appropriate certification and overall clinical information at the start of each coverage period. Eligibility guidelines Local Medical Review Policies) are designed to assist in making appropriate clinical decisions about ongoing end-of-life services. Gateway Hospice offers informational visits and consultations/ assessments as a courtesy to further assist the individual in making well-informed decisions.
Is it true that hospice patients only have a few days left?
Is it true that when the patient or family elects HOSPICE, the Attending Physician is no longer involved in the patient's plan of care and medical treatment?
Is Hospice a place where patients are sent?
Can patients on IV’s or feeding tubes be considered for hospice services?
Is it true that an individual must have a “DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDER OR A LIVING WILL” to receive Hospice care?
Is Hospice care just for cancer patients?
Is it true that Hospice does not medically treat or take care of the patient when medically needed?
For more information about whether hospice is the right choice for yourself or a loved one, or to schedule an appointment with our team, contact one of our locations today. We look forward to serving you and providing you with the highest quality care.
9380 McKnight Road,
Arcadia Court Suite 201,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
601 Technology Dr. Suite 120
Canonsburg, PA 15317