Washington To Cut Hospice Funding?

Gov. Christine Gregoire plans to eliminate all Medicaid funding for adult Hospice care in Washington state as of Jan. 1. This cut is supposed to save the state budget $4.6 million.The savings from the elimination of hospice end-of-life care for the most needy of our...

Rise in Hospice Care Lowers Costs

Another study has been released exploring the connections between the increased use of hospice care and lowered health care expenses. This one was focused on heart failure patients, who traditionally encounter major expenses in their later months. A couple of quotes,...

Hospice Care Saves

A flood of studies showing the benefits of hospice care to both patients and state finances has been hitting the news reels recently as experts prove what we have known for years. A quote from a Reuters article regarding one such study, authored by Dr. Jonathan...

Men Wait Too Long for Hospice

A new study by UCLA researchers has found that, while more than half of all men dying of prostrate cancer do use hospice care, most wait far too long to enroll, thereby missing out on many potential benefits. A quote from their press release, published on...

Referrals – Hospice Care

{chronocontact}referrals{/chronocontact} Anyone can contact us about someone who may benefit from our services. If you would like to make a referral, please keep in mind that in order for a patient to be eligible for services offered through Hospice Care, he/she must:...