Farmington Press | March 24, 2016
Preferred Hospice is proud to launch their new Assurance Program. It is available to any individual evaluated for hospice admission, but who does not currently meet eligibility requirements. Through the program we can assure the individual that if they decline, they will receive the fullness of the hospice benefit at the earliest they qualify.
The Assurance Program is a need-based service driven by Spiritual and Psychosocial needs. At Preferred Hospice, it is our commitment to the individuals we serve to be there, “when they need us, where they need us for as long as they need us.” This means that these individuals, who have earlier stages of terminal diseases or who are still receiving aggressive treatment, are the perfect candidate for the Assurance Program.
Some potential diseases or illnesses that will qualify for the Assurance Program include abnormal weight loss, dementia, liver disease, renal disease (kidney failure), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), HIV/AIDS, pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease). There are many benefits to the Assurance Program. Preferred Hospice Social Workers and/or Chaplains will make monthly visits to the individual/family for support. This support includes getting to know the individual, to provide a listening ear, helping the individual get signed up for services such as Meals on Wheels, home health, and in home care. Our Social Workers can also help the individual apply for services such as government benefits.
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