Hospice and Nursing Homes

slide22Hospice care treats patients at whatever location they call home, whether it’s their personal residence, the home of a loved one, or a long-term care facility, like a retirement home or nursing facility.  When a patient is appropriate for hospice, the care provided by a hospice professional surpasses that which the skilled nursing programs of a long-term facility can provide, especially pertaining to pain management and symptom control.

Currently, the State of Louisiana’s Medicaid program covers hospice care in nursing homes for hospice-appropriate patients .  Clarity Hospice works with long-term care facilities to ensure prompt payment for services while elevating the level of care of the patient.