Hospice Care

Hospice Care

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Knapp Hospice Care Service is Joint Commission accredited; Medicare/Medicaid certified and has a combined 50 years of experience in caring for hospice patients.

Hospice Care Services at Knapp Medical Center provides a special kind of caring for people with terminal illnesses and their families. Hospice Care is available to terminally-ill patients who are no longer under treatment for cure of their disease and are aware of their diagnosis.

The program focuses on providing a comfortable and supportive environment for a person whose life may be measured in months instead of years.

A team of professionals – doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, therapists, dieticians, volunteers, and others work together to address the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Hospice is primarily a concept of care, not a specific place of care. The environment created by our team helps both the terminally-ill and their families come to terms with the transition from life to death.

What Does Hospice Offer?

Patient and Family Care

  • Works with the patient’s doctor to provide physical comfort for the patient by relieving and controlling pain, nausea, and other symptoms.
  • Provides emotional and spiritual support for the patient and family.


  • Hospice Care team members, including nurses, home health aides, chaplains and volunteers, go to the patient’s home.
  • Registered nurses coordinate all home services.
  • Home health aides provide personal care.
  • Hospice Care volunteers provide comfort and support, as well as help with errands.
  • Other team members, such as social workers, physical therapists and dieticians are available as needed.

A special feature of Knapp Hospice Care Services is the support that is given to family members after the death of a loved one for up to a year.

How Can I Receive Hospice Care Services?

Referrals may be requested by a patient, physician, family member, discharge planner, social worker, friend, neighbor, nurse or clergy.

Admission Criteria:

  • The patient’s physician must provide confirmation of the patient’s terminal illness
  • Limited life expectancy – usually measured in months instead of years
  • Patient must live in Knapp Medical Center’s Hospice Care Service area

What is the Cost of Hospice Care Services?

For patients with Medicare Part-A, and Medicaid, Hospice Care Services are reimbursable. We take care of the paperwork: so, there’s one less thing for you to worry about.
Many private insurance carriers will pay sizable portions of hospice costs. Check with your medical insurance provider to see what your policy will cover toward hospice care for
you or a loved one.

For more information, or to discuss funding options, contact Knapp Medical Center’s Hospice Care Services at 1-800-815-1110 or 956-973-1879.


Hospice Care
Fax: 956-968-8168