Hospice care is designed for patients who have months rather than years to live; however, most people don’t access hospice care until the last days of life. By calling hospice sooner, you and your loved ones will have the opportunity to experience the care, compassion, comfort and support that hospice can provide.
Specially trained staff helps patients live life to the fullest with dignity while encouraging spiritual and emotional healing.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care provides the best quality of life for patients with an end-stage illness by providing a compassionate, holistic approach; focusing on spiritual, mental, emotional and physical comfort for patients, their families and their caregivers.
When Should You Ask About Hospice?
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with an end-stage illness, it is important to learn about your options and the benefits of hospice care. Many people state that they regret not requesting hospice care earlier. Anyone can call for information and a free consultation.
Who Pays for Hospice?
The cost of hospice care is fully covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid and most private insurances. Valley Hospice pays for all medications, medical equipment, supplies and treatments related to your end-stage illness. Valley Hospice cares for all patients in need of our services regardless of their ability to pay.
Why Choose Valley Hospice?
Since 1985, we have been committed to providing excellent end-of-life care and have expanded our services to meet the needs of the community. We are proud to offer programs that set us apart from other hospices: “A Hero’s Salute” veteran’s program; “A Plan for Living” advanced directives program; and “Whispered Wishes,” a program that grants end-of-life wishes. Valley Hospice also offers the area’s only inpatient care centers: Mary Jane Brooks, Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville and Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South in Wheeling.