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Adult & Pediatric Home Hospice Care Services

Notre Dame Hospice Care provides comfort, compassion, companionship and support to patients nearing end of life and their family members when a treatment or cure for an underlying disease is no longer available. Services are delivered by a dedicated team of health care professionals who focus on addressing physical, mental, social and spiritual needs to improve quality of life.


Frequently asked questions about Adult & Pediatric Hospice Care.

Hospice is a service that is provided in personal homes, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, board and care facilities, or wherever a patient calls home.

Hospice Care serves anyone whose doctor has determined a disease prognosis of six months or less provided the disease process runs its expected course.

  • Eligibility must be certified by the patient’s physician and the Hospice medical director.
  • A patient will be eligible for Hospice indefinitely as long as they meet prognosis guidelines.
  • There is no age restriction for Hospice Care.
  • Many people associate Hospice Care with cancer, but only half of Hospice patients have cancer. Those in Hospice Care may also be dealing with CVA, end-stage heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS/MS, and AIDS.

Like Palliative Care, Hospice Care provides comprehensive comfort care as well as support for the family. However, in Hospice Care, the focus is no longer on curative treatments or prolonging life. Hospice Care focuses on comfort and achieving the highest quality of life for each individual.

We know that paying for Hospice Care is a topic that can cause stress. We’re here to help. Our Hospice Care at home is covered by:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Most private insurance plans

Please contact a member of our team or your insurance company for more details.

Yes, our Hospice Care Team will work in collaboration with your primary care and specialty care physicians to ensure the best support possible.

While Notre Dame Hospice embraces the Catholic health care tradition, we are committed to providing services for patients and families of all faiths, ensuring dignity and respect for individual needs and choice.

Anyone can refer someone to Hospice Care, including:

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Family members
  • Community agencies
  • Priests, chaplains, or other religious leaders
  • And the patient themselves

When you contact us, we will ask you a range of questions to determine how we can best support you or your loved one during this time. These questions may include:

  • What prompted you to call about Hospice Care today?
  • What have the last six months been like in terms of health history?
  • When was the last visit to a PCP or clinic/hospital?
  • Where do you or your loved one currently reside?
  • Can you please provide your insurance information?
For more information, please reach out to us.
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