If you have a loved one who is terminally ill, consider hospice care and palliative care.

About Inpatient Hospice Care

When someone in the family is terminally ill, it can be a trying time for the patient as well as the caregivers. If you are in this situation, you may want to consider turning to inpatient hospices for help.

They help families and caregivers cope with the entire process and, at the same time, provide some relief to patients.

Patients in hospices have life-limiting illnesses. Their conditions are too difficult for families to take care of them at home for the remaining months of their lives.

Related: Inpatient Hospice Facility Care

What Are the Hospice Care Services Provided?

Palliative care can meet the medical needs of your loved one.

Inpatient hospices provide:

  • Holistic medical, nursing and psychosocial care to patients with a life-limiting illness.
  • Psychosocial support to patients' families and caregivers.
  • Education and training in palliative care for healthcare professionals and the public.

Admission to Hospices

Hospices can provide the palliative care your loved one needs.

Who Can Apply for Hospice Care?

You can apply if your loved one is certified by a doctor to be suffering from advanced and progressive diseases.

How to Apply for Hospice Care?

To apply, get a referral from the hospital, polyclinic or clinic that your loved one visited.

Costs and Subsidies for Hospice Care

There are subsidies offered for hospice care.

The estimated cost is about $7,0​00 a month (before means-testing). If you​ need help paying for the service, please speak to your service provider or the Medical Social Worker​.

You can also learn more about Subsidies for Government-funded Intermediate Long-Term Care Services.

Finding a Hospice Care Near You

To locate a service provider near your loved one, simply visit our E-care Locator.

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