Hospice versus Home Health

Services Given Hospice Home Health
100% coverage of medications related under Hospice Diagnosis yes no
100% of DME (hospital bed, O2, walker, etc) yes no
Homemakers/home Aids yes yes if approved
Inpatient respite care yes no
Inpatient care with no deductible yes no
Continuous care during time of crisis (2-3 days) yes no
Counseling in the home for patient/family yes limited
Bereavement support yes no
Trained volunteers yes no
Professional management and supervision of care in ALL settings yes no
Ongoing spiritual support for patient and family yes no
100% coverage of physician fees yes no
On-call staff 24/7 yes yes
Family supportive care yes no
Patient status must be homebound no yes