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Published on Aug 1, 2012
http://www.hcib.org - HospicesCare in The Berkshires, Inc. Located in the Berkshires in Western, MA. Part of Berkshire Healthcare Systems. Provides care when a patient's life expectancy is less than six months. Hospice services are provided wherever a patient calls home; their own home or that of a loved one, an assisted living facility, or long-term care facility. Hospice services address all aspects of care, physical, emotional and spiritual and provides the guidance and support that is needed at this time. Staff include: Our, MedicalDirector and associate physicians specializing in hospice and palliative care, Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses, HospiceCare Aides, Family Support Staff, Chaplains andTrained Volunteers. How do I pay for Hospice Care? Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances have a hospice benefit. If you meet eligibility hospice care can pay for medications and equipment that are related to your terminal diagnosis. Our hospice relies on volunteers to join our staff in providing excellent end-of-life care to patients and families throughout Berkshire County. Volunteers are a valued component of the care delivered to our patients and their families coping with a life-limiting illness.