Gentiva started back in 1971 as Healthcare Unlimited, a division of Olsten, Corp. Gentiva was part of the home health sector for several years before launching hospice services in 2006. In 2010 it acquired Odyssey Healthcare and in 2015 become a part of the Kindred At Home families. Hospice care is provided by Gentiva Hospice, Kindred at Home and various affiliate companies.
Caring for a loved one can be stressful. It can interfere with your work, your personal relationships, and even your ability to care for your loved one. If you are struggling, hospice may be the answer. Hospice can provide comfort to your loved one, skilled care, and nursing visits. It can even help your family with things like supplies, equipment and hospice medications.
How Our Hospice Services Work
Under the direction of a physician, our team of clinicians offers a special kind of caring that encompasses the medical, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of treatment. Our hospice provides:
- 24/7 availability, nurse on call
Having a nurse on call gives you peace of mind and a trusted resource that can relieve stress.
- Medical equipment covered and delivered
All medical equipment related to the hospice diagnosis is covered. And delivered
- Prescriptions related to hospice illness covered
With hospice, all medications related to the hospice diagnosis are covered under the Medicare Benefit.
- Incontinence and other supplies covered
All supplies related to the hospice diagnosis, such as adult briefs, are covered.
- Hospice Aide helps with personal care
Our aide provides a valuable service by assisting with personal care such as bathing and dressing.
- Volunteers help enrich patient’s life
A hospice volunteer can provide relief for the caregiver and allow them to focus on other issues if needed.
- Emotional support and education
One of the greatest benefits of hospice care for the caregiver is the emotional support and education provided by the entire hospice team.
What Does Hospice Cost?
Most of our hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many private health insurance companies. You can also choose to pay privately, but you will never be turned away for inability to pay. Our staff can assist patients, families and physicians in determining eligibility and researching all available options.
Every Moment Matters
Getting into a hospice program can comfort both patient and family. With hospice care, you will have a team who helps you understand what’s happening and prepare for what’s ahead spiritually, emotionally and physically. Hospice care can improve the quality of the days ahead for everyone.
For More information
Call 1.888.984.7420 for a hospice provider near you.