||Home and Community Services
What is hospice care?
- Is support and comfort care provided to people at the end of their life to improve their quality of life.
- Treats the person as a whole and also supports the family and caregivers.
- Addresses physical, spiritual, and psychological issues to alleviate pain and suffering.
- May provide the following services:
- Nursing Care
- Help with a bath or other personal cares
- Medicine and equipment to help provide comfort and pain control
- Spiritual care
- Bereavement care for you and your family
Who needs hospice care?
Anyone who is at the end of their life and needs support, comfort, and help controlling pain
Do I qualify for hospice care?
You may qualify if you:
- Are Medicaid eligible
- Have a terminal illness and a doctor certifies that you have 6 months or less to live
- Choose to receive comfort and support and no longer wish to seek curative treatment for your illness
How do I find out if I can receive hospice care?
- Contact your local hospice agency. To see a listing of hospice providers in your area: www.nebraskahospice.org
- If you are needing to apply for Medicaid: DHHS office
Where can I read the DHHS regulations for programs with hospice care?
Title 471 – Nebraska Medical Assistance Program Services, Click on Chapter 36 – 471 NAC 36-000