Frequently Asked Questions2018-03-16T09:18:11+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Hospice is covered 100% by Medicare. There are no deductibles and no copays. We accept Medicare as payment in full–you will never see a bill from Sage Hospice.

It’s a common misconception that hospice care is short because someone does not go on hospice care until their last days.

  • Patients can receive hospice care as long as they meet the medicare hospice criteria.
  • Hospice care is typically 6 months or less. If the physicians can qualify that a patient is in decline, hospice care can be extended.
No. We have had the honor of serving patients of all ages.
No. We serve patients with all types of conditions and ailments. Hospice care has its origins with caring for cancer patients. The results were so remarkable, that the same kind of attentive, skilled care extended to patients with other diseases.
Everything related to the comfort, pain management, and support for your loved one. This includes our Sage Hospice Team:

Need More Support? Sage hospice brings in specialized support based on your needs:

  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Homemakers
  • Bereavement Counselors

In addition to care, Sage Hospice coordinates and provides equipment, medical supplies, and medications.

Anyone can contact us to talk about what we do. In order to start care, we can work with your physician to get approval to begin hospice.
Yes. We coordinate with patient’s Primary Care Physicians to provide total care for your loved one.

Key Concepts

I. We don’t hasten the death process.

We provide extra eyes and ears to do assessments every week to see if there is any changes in health.

Before entering hospice, patients may be lucky to a full assessment every 8-10 weeks with their primary care physicians. Our patients get a full assessment each week to observe any changes of condition.

At Sage Hospice,

  • We do not ignore symptoms.
  • We treat infections.
  • We do not want to shorten a patient’s lifespan.

We want your loved one to live in comfort and dignity with their family while natural causes take place.

II. Your loved one is never “stuck on hospice.”

If 3-4 months from now, health improves and hospice care is no longer needed, you can call us and let us know. We’ll stop our visitation and treatment schedule. Also, if health changes again, you can make another call and we will restart hospice care.

We celebrate this beautiful reality! If a patient is no longer in need of hospice care, we feel great knowing that our team’s supervision and support played an instrumental role in your loved one getting better.

III. Medicare covers 100% of hospice services.

There are no deductibles and no copays. We accept Medicare as payment in full; you will never see a bill from Sage Hospice. Sage Hospice also contracts with many other health insurance providers.  We will be more than happy to look up your coverage.

Why Sage?