Who is Eligible?
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, you may be eligible for hospice care. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances offer hospice care as a benefit.
To meet Medicare’s guidelines for care coverage, you must meet their requirements as defined by the Medicare Hospice Regulations, which include "a medical prognosis with a life expectancy of 6 months or less if the disease follows its normal course, as certified by a physician." If you are entitled to Medicare Part A and meet the above defined guidelines, you are eligible for benefits. Click here for more information on Medicare guidelines.
Hospice care benefits include the four levels of care: routine home care, hospice inpatient care, continuous care and respite care.
Even if you don’t have insurance, Hospice of Broward County makes hospice care available to you.
If you would like to talk to us about hospice care, contact us at 1.800.HOSPICE. We’re there to answer any of your questions and discuss your options.
Physicians may begin the process by contacting Hospice of Broward County or filling out our hospice care referral form.