For Patients and Families

  • Palliative Care Case Management & Eligibility

    Palliative Care Case Management focuses on improving your quality of life and comfort when you are facing a serious illness or complicated medical decisions. Our interdisciplinary Palliative Care team works with you and your provider to help relieve pain and other uncomfortable symptoms while you continue all usual care, which may include curative treatments. We provide interdisciplinary care and 24/7 nursing support for symptoms, to you at your residence. We help you avoid hospital and emergency room visits, and help you plan for the future. Learn more about our Palliative Care Case Management service and eligibility. Read more >>
  • Hospice Care & Eligibility

    If you or a loved one is dealing with a serious illness, it’s important to talk with someone about whether hospice is an appropriate option. Hospice is for anyone with any life-limiting illness, including cancer, heart or lung disease, AIDS, Alzheimer's, and other end-stage diseases. Care is available for people of all ages, including infants and children, and for persons of any race or ethnicity. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, nor is the ability to speak English. Medical equipment, supplies and medication related to the terminal illness are all covered through hospice care. Learn more about our hospice care and eligibility. Read more >>
  • Advance Directives and Planning Ahead

    Planning ahead by completing an Advance Directive and communicating your end-of-life wishes will relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want. Read more >>
  • Getting Hospice Care Started

    A referral from a doctor is necessary to be admitted, but anyone—a patient, family member, caregiver, or friend—can make an inquiry about hospice care. A phone call to Benton Hospice Service is all that is needed to begin the process. Read more >>
  • Advantages of Hospice Care

    Hospice is a holistic approach to end-of-life care that focuses on comfort, dignity and respect for the individual's choices about end-of-life care. Read more >>
  • Being a Hospice Patient

    Once you or someone you care about is admitted into hospice care, questions arise about what it means to be a hospice patient. Read more >>
  • Pet Peace of Mind

    Pet Peace of Mind is one of the many extra services that Benton Hospice Service offers our patients. The initiative provides volunteer pet care services for patients who are unable to care for their pets while on hospice. Pet Peace of Mind allows patients to complete their end of life journey without worrying about their pet’s current or future needs. Read more >>
  • Does hospice make death come sooner?

    Hospice does nothing to speed up or slow down the dying process. However, the condition of some patients under hospice care improves to the point that they no longer meet eligibility rules and they "graduate" from hospice service. Read more >>
  • Understanding the Dying Process

    Dying is a sacred time in life, filled with meaning and important life tasks. Despite its inevitability, death is an unfamiliar process for most of us. Read more >>
  • Paying for Hospice

    Medicare and most private insurance cover the cost of hospice care. Inability to pay will never prevent a patient from receiving care. Read more >>
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