Spectrum Hospice Care
770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Confronting a life limiting illness is one of the most difficult situations of all. At Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care, we consider it an honor and a privilege to care for our clients and their families each and every step of the way.
Throughout the end-of-life journey, our hospice team is dedicated to providing compassionate care while helping you or a loved one and family find the support, services, and resources your need. Serving the Greater Western Massachusetts community, we focus on the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals and families. Contact us at 413-567-4600.
FAQs About Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care
What is the difference palliative care and hospice care?
While both palliative care and hospice care offer comfort, palliative care can begin with a diagnosis and, if warranted, treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and all options have been explored. Hospice Care used palliative care principles for patients who have a prognosis of six months or less if their illness follows its usual course, and they have chosen to forego curative therapies as the end of life approaches. Hospice care and palliative care address an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care can help with such daily activities as administering medications, bathing, and dressing.
What does the hospice admissions process involve?
One of the first things the hospice program will do is contact the person’s physician to make sure he or she agrees that hospice care is appropriate for the patient. The client will be asked to sign consent and insurance forms. These are similar to forms patients sign when they enter a hospital.
Why do individuals and families choose hospice care?
For seriously ill individuals, hospice is a way to receive the most appropriate and compassionate care. It can help improve the quality of life, bringing a measure of comfort to all involved.
Does insurance pay for hospice care?
Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third-party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 413-567-4600 to discuss your coverage. We can guide you through the process, making it as easy as possible.