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 Hospice Care is Provided Wherever You Call Home
Most of Hospice Savannah’s care is provided in the comfort of your own home, but can also be provided in your assisted living facility, nursing home or in our Hospice House...
Nursing Home:
• If you have Medicare coverage, and are paying privately for room and board in the nursing home, you are eligible for the Hospice Medicare Benefit and will continue to pay privately for the nursing home room and board.
• If you have Medicare coverage and Medicaid pays for room and board charges, you are eligible for the Hospice Medicare Benefit. Medicaid will continue to pay the nursing home room and board and you will continue to be responsible for paying the patient liability portion of the room and board charges if applicable.
• If you have Medicaid coverage only, you are eligible for the Medicaid Hospice Benefit. Medicaid will continue to pay the nursing home room and board and you will continue to be responsible for paying the patient liability portion of the room and board charges if applicable.
Hospice House:
Hospice House is a 28-bed inpatient facility located at 1352 Eisenhower Drive. This home-like facility is set amidst a natural setting of woodland trees, beautiful gardens, fountains, and ponds. Visitation is allowed 24-hours a day, and there are no age restrictions for visitors. We provide acute care for pain and symptom management as well as respite care.
When you have difficult-to-manage symptoms like pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting or anxiety, you may need Crisis Care (skilled nursing care in your own home) or General Inpatient Care in Hospice House. By coming to Hospice House you can avoid costly hospital admissions yet still have frequent interventions and assessments by our nurses and physicians. However, Medicare only covers short stays (a few days) of Crisis Care or General Inpatient Care and requires a plan to transition you back home or to an extended care facility.
Additionally, exhausted caregivers can receive a break of up to five nights by having their loved ones come in for Respite Care. Medicare will pay for respite stays.
Discharge planning begins upon admission even if you are seriously ill. Again, Hospice House is designed for short stays only.
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