Hospice care focuses on the needs of terminally ill patients. Social, spiritual and emotional support represent the basic foundation of a system designed to enhance the individual’s quality of life.
A hospice team usually includes a medical director, nurses, clergy and other health care professionals.
While most hospice care is provided in the home, there are facilities that offer this type of care. The Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center is located at 1085 North Main St in Providence.
For more information, contact Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island , 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI .02904 or call 401-415-4200 or 1-800-338-6555. Visit their website at www.hhcri.org
Hospice care is also available from other organizations such as the Visiting Nurse Service of Greater Rhode Island 6 Blackstone Place, Lincoln , RI 02865. Call 769-5670 or go to www.vnsgri.org .
Information on hospice care is also available from the Rhode Island Cancer Council, Inc., 249 Roosevelt Avenue , Pawtucket RI 02860 at 728-4800, or by visiting their web site at www.ricancercouncil.org .
Hospice of Nursing Placement, Inc. , 334 East Avenue , Pawtucket, RI 02860 provides hospice services to culturally diverse populations. In addition to English, the team has members who speak Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Spanish and Russian. For information, call 728-6500 0r 1-800-466- 3227 .
Medicare covers hospice services as long as the agency is a certified Medicare provider.
Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and most private insurance plans also cover hospice services.
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