Inpatient hospices, which are part of the healthcare system, provide medical and palliative care services for the terminally ill.
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
Inpatient hospices provide:
You can apply if your loved one is certified by a doctor to be suffering from advanced and progressive diseases.
To apply, get a referral from the hospital, polyclinic or clinic that your loved one visited.
The estimated cost is about $7,000 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.
To locate a service provider near your loved one, simply visit our E-care Locator.
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