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End of Life Care

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  • Burial Benefits (1)
    NS-1000

    Burial Benefits

    NS-1000

    Public programs that pay a portion of the funeral expenses of individuals who qualify, i.e., persons entitled to Social Security and/or veteran benefits.
  • Burial Services (1)
    PB-5000.1000

    Burial Services

    PB-5000.1000

    Programs that provide interment services including preparation of interment space (grave site, crypt or niche) and arrangements for graveside ceremonies (committal services) which are held at the place of interment for individuals who have died. A person's remains may be interred immediately after death (immediate burial) or following formal viewing, visitation and/or a formal ceremony. Included are programs that provide simple and dignified services at little or no cost; programs that provide funding for the burial or cremation of unidentified or unclaimed deceased persons, individuals with no immediate family who die without leaving an ascertainable estate sufficient to pay all or a part of the person's burial expenses, or individuals whose immediate family members are unable to pay for the burial; and programs that provide full cost burial services.
  • Funeral Societies (1)
    PB-2000

    Funeral Societies

    PB-2000

    Membership organizations that provide simple, reasonably-priced cremation or burial services through a prearranged agreement with local funeral directors.
  • Hospice Care (3)
    LT-3000

    Hospice Care

    LT-3000

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services for terminally ill individuals who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family. Hospice care may be provided at home, in a freestanding hospice facility, a hospice unit of a hospital or in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. In order to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement, an individual must have a life threatening illness and must be certified by their physician to have entered the last six months of life.
  • In Home Hospice Care (1)
    LT-3000.3300

    In Home Hospice Care

    LT-3000.3300

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services in their own homes for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family.
  • Palliative Care (2)
    LT-6650

    Palliative Care

    LT-6650

    Programs that provide for the comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and existential needs of patients with the objective of helping them achieve the best possible quality of life through relief of suffering, control of symptoms and restoration of functional capacity while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices. The focus of palliative care is on people with incurable, progressive illnesses who are in the early stages of their illness. Palliative care may be provided in a wide variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing facilities, hospice facilities and the person's own home; and may be coordinated with other services including curative therapies.