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What is Hospice?
When the quantity of life is limited, Hospice care emphasizes the quality of life remaining by focusing on the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical comfort of the patient and family. This is accomplished through a team of professionals and trained volunteers.

Who is Eligible for Hospice Services?

Description: /images/bullet.gifIndividuals with a terminal illness, who wish to remain at home with family and friends, or who reside in a nursing home, assisted living or hospital that has a contract for hospice care with Providence Medical Center.

Description: /images/bullet.gifIndividuals who live within approximately 45 miles of Wayne, NE.

Description: /images/bullet.gifIndividuals who have attending physician approval and participation.

Description: /images/bullet.gifIndividuals who have responsible persons available to give or coordinate care and a primary caregiver.

What Services are Offered?

Description: /images/bullet.gif24 hour, 7 days a week availability

Description: /images/bullet.gifPain and Symptom Control

Description: /images/bullet.gifSkilled Nursing Services

Description: /images/bullet.gifHome Health Aides/Homemakers

Description: /images/bullet.gifTeaching: Nutrition, Medications, And Physical Care

Description: /images/bullet.gifSpiritual and Emotional Support

Description: /images/bullet.gifTrained Volunteers (visit patients and families giving friendship and support, assisting with errands, and relieving caregivers for short periods)

Description: /images/bullet.gifMedical Equipment and Supplies

Description: /images/bullet.gifTherapy Services

Description: /images/bullet.gifPharmacy Consultation

Description: /images/bullet.gifInpatient hospitalization when needed for symptom management or family respite

Description: /images/bullet.gifBereavement Support for Survivors up to 13 months after death

Description: /images/bullet.gifPhysician Services

Description: /images/bullet.gifMedical Social Services

Description: /images/bullet.gifCounseling Services

Description: /images/bullet.gifMedication Coverage For Meds related to Terminal illness

Who Pays for Hospice?

Description: /images/bullet.gifMedicare

Description: /images/bullet.gifMedicaid

Description: /images/bullet.gifInsurance: Coverage varies according to policy

Description: /images/bullet.gifIndividual Payment

Who to Contact?
Call Providence Medical Center Home Care Services at 402-375-4288 or Providence hospital at 402-375-3800 and ask for the home care department.

After 5 p.m., and on weekends, call Providence Medical Center at (402) 375-3800, and ask for the Home Health Care Nurse on call.

Hospice Care services are available without distinction, and patients are accepted for care without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or communicable disease including, but not limited to HIV, MRSA, and Hepatitis B.

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