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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Hospice Services for Veterans

General Information About Hospice 

If you are a veteran who is eligible for VA Health Care, Medicare or Medicaid and you have a terminal condition, you may qualify for hospice care.

Hospices care for the veteran with honor and dignity and provide comfort and care for the veteran and support for their families during the end of life. Hospice care provides:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Social, spiritual, and emotional support to the veteran and family
  • Medication, supplies, and equipment related to the terminal illness
  • 24 hour on-call support
  • Respite care, providing the family time away from care giving
  • Individualized plan of care to meet the needs of the veteran and family
  • Bereavement services for the family members of the veteran.

Hospice care is provided by a team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, and trained volunteers.

Payment for Hospice Care 

Hospice services are available for veterans through several payment options:

  • Veterans who are enrolled with a VA health system
  • Veterans who are enrolled in Medicare and or Medicaid
  • Veterans who have private insurance plans may be covered

Hospice Service Locations 

Hospice care can be provided wherever the veteran lives:

  • Home of the veteran or caregiver
  • Assisted Living and Long-Term Care facilities
  • Community Nursing Homes
  • Community Hospitals
  • VA Community Living Centers
  • VA Medical Centers

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 843-789-7426

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm