Can I be cared for by hospice if I reside in a nursing facility or other type of long-term care facility?
A patient living in a nursing facility can receive specialized visits from hospice nurses, home health aides, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers, in addition to other care and services provided by the nursing facility. The hospice and the nursing facility will have a written agreement in place in order for hospice services to be delivered to patients that reside in the facility. The Medicare Hospice Benefit will cover the care related to your terminal illness, but it does not cover daily room and board charges for the facility. If you are eligible for Medicaid, Medicaid will cover room and board charges.