When you or a loved one is facing a life-ending illness, Legacy Health offers the compassionate care needed to support both patient and family. Our program is uniquely dedicated to provide the best care for this time of transition and our volunteers and expert staff will work with you to make it as comfortable as possible.
Legacy Hospice serves adults, children and their families with home-based care in the Portland metropolitan area and communities throughout the Willamette Valley.
Legacy Hospice also provides care in residential or assisted living settings, adult foster homes and nursing care facilities.
Hospice care may be appropriate when the patient, family and physician determine that medical treatment no longer offers a cure. Then the primary focus of care becomes comfort and quality of life.
The sooner the Legacy Hospice team becomes involved, the more we can assist in supportive care, which provides physical and emotional comfort to the patient and family.
Here are guidelines to consider when thinking about whether hospice is right for you or your loved one:
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Hospice coverage is widely available. It’s provided by Medicare nationwide, by Medicaid in some states, and by most private health insurance policies. To be sure of coverage, check with your employer or health insurance provider; our staff can help you with this process. Our staff may be able to find funding even for those who don’t meet the usual rules for reimbursement.
At Legacy, we understand that entering hospice care can be a stressful time for both the patient and family.
Our approach is to establish a trusting and open relationship with patients and families.
If you are a patient, we want you to live as fully as possible, and be as comfortable and in charge of your life as you can. For families and friends, we want to help you with needs that may be varied and changing.
We believe our approach, along with the love and commitment of family and friends, will provide the best care. When you choose Legacy Hospice, you benefit from the expertise and commitment of Legacy’s quality care.