Hospice services are available to any person whose illness has advanced to a point where he or she is no longer seeking life-prolonging care, but rather is seeking comfort and quality of life. To be eligible, the patient’s physician must determine a prognosis, or life expectancy, of six months or less if the disease follows its normal and expected course.
Beloit Regional Hospice serves patients of all ages with any advanced disease, including, but not limited to, cancer, heart disease, pulmonary disease, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
Beloit Regional Hospice serves patients in the following counties:
How is hospice paid for?
Beloit Regional Hospice provides care to all patients who meet the admission criteria and desire hospice services, regardless of their ability to pay.
- Medicare and Medicaid cover 100% of the costs associated with a patient’s hospice care.
- For patients not eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and who have a private health insurer, Beloit Regional Hospice’s business office will contact the insurer on the patient’s behalf to determine coverage for hospice services. This can be done prior to hospice admission, if desired.
- If there are any out of pocket costs associated with private insurance, such as deductibles, co-payments or co-insurance, Beloit Regional Hospice will utilize a sliding fee scale to determine any fees if the patient is unable to pay for the full cost of his or her care.
- As a nonprofit, community-based organization, Beloit Regional Hospice patients also benefit from financial donations to the organization.