At ChristianaCare-AccentCare, our compassionate teams can help to ease the stress, worry, and fear for each patient, their caregivers, and family members during the end stages of an illness. Our specially trained, multidisciplinary staff can provide a range of services, caring for your loved one at home, in a hospital, or nursing home.
Hospice services are generally offered for those individuals whom two physicians will certify have less than six months to live if their disease follows its normal course. In most cases, hospice is a set of services that come to the patient in their home, wherever they consider that to be.
If your loved one is getting treatment at a ChristianaCare facility or hospital and you are eligible and ready for the support hospice can provide, our teams will coordinate to ensure a seamless transition that keeps you informed and supported.
We can discuss care options including receiving hospice care at home or in a hospital setting. There are currently specialized hospice units at both ChristianaCare’s Newark campus and ChristianaCare’s Wilmington campus.
Our services are focused on supporting the patient and their family during this emotional time. In addition to relieving pain, discomfort, and other symptoms, our team can help with bathing, hair care, shaving, skin care, linen changes, and other personal needs that may overwhelm family or personal caregivers.
Under Medicare guidelines, you are eligible for hospice care if two doctors agree that you have a life expectancy of six months or less, and you are no longer seeking a cure to your illness.
Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans may pay for hospice.
Whether you need hospice care at home or in our hospital, we are happy to answer any questions. Please call 866-443-9856 to learn more or to coordinate an admission.