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Hope Hospice
Medicare Certified Nonprofit Hospice Agency in Pittsburgh

Hope HospiceHope Hospice, a Medicare certified nonprofit hospice agency located on Babcock Blvd in North Hills, is committed to serving the needs of our community. Providing services for over 20 years, we remain steadfast in our mission of enhancing comfort and improving quality of life for persons with a life-limiting illness.

Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end-of-life, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes.  Support is extended to the patient's loved ones, as well.  At the center of hospice is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.  The focus is on caring, not curing and, in most cases, care is provided in the patient's home.  Hospice care can also be provided in free-standing hospice facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities.

HOPE HospiceThe hospice team develops a care plan that meets each patient's individual needs for pain management and symptom control.  Our team consists of:

The services provided include but are not limited to:

Hospice care is a Medicare benefit available to Medicare beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A, are certified by their doctor as having a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs it normal course, and elect palliative and symptom care rather than curative treatment.  Not all hospice patients have cancer. Some other life-limiting illnesses covered under hospice include heart disease, ALS, pulmonary disease, dementia, stroke, liver disease, renal disease, coma, and HIV disease..

HOPE HospiceHospice is also covered by Medicaid, private insurances, and the majority of managed care plans.

Hospice care is available "on-call" seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  A registered nurse is available to answer your questions even after the administrative office is closed.  Now is the time to learn more about hospice care and ask questions about what to expect.  Although end-of-life care may be difficult to discuss, it is best for family members to share their wishes long before it becomes a concern.  This can greatly reduce the stress when the time for hospice becomes apparent.

We're there when you need us, where you need us, for as long as you need us.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Hope Hospice
3356 Babcock Blvd., Suite B
Pittsburgh, PA  15237

Phone: 412-367-3685
Email: Hope Hospice
Website: www.hopehospicepgh.org

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