Admissions criteria

Our home health and hospice services are designed to provide care that is centered on the unique needs of our patients and their families. The first step in receiving services from Heritage Home Health & Hospice is ensuring that your loved one meets the criteria below.

Home Health Requirements

Hospice Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a choice in determining your home health or hospice provider?

Yes! You have a choice in determining your home health or hospice provider. Both federal and Texas laws require that all individuals receiving hospice and home care services be able to choose their care providers.

Does being put on hospice mean I only have 6 months or less to live?

No. Hospice is provided for a person with a terminal illness whose doctor believes he or she has six months or less to live if the illness runs its natural course. If you live longer than six months you can still receive hospice care as long as the hospice medical director recertifies that you are terminally ill.

Who pays for home health and hospice services?

Home health and hospice services are covered 100% by Medicare and Medicaid, and most medicare replacement plans. Most private insurance plans cover these services but may require a copay.

What’s the difference between home health and hospice?

The main difference between home health and hospice is that hospice is for those with a terminal illness who aren’t expected to live longer than 6 months. The focus with hospice is caring, not curing. The focus with home health is rehabilitation and recovery from illness, injury, or surgery. BOTH services provide nursing and CNA services.

Is cancer the only diagnosis for hospice?

No. Hospice is a special kind of care for anyone living with any serious illness that has been diagnosed with six months or less to live by their doctor or specialist.

Still have questions?

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