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All hospices are not the same. Remember, you have the right to choose.

It is your choice to not only elect the hospice benefit but also choose your hospice provider. Selecting a hospice provider that best meets your needs can be a big decision. We encourage you to interview multiple hospices to ensure you are comfortable with the organization that will be providing care to you or your loved one. We have attached a questionnaire you may use to compare hospices. This questionnaire includes important questions you should ask when interviewing hospice providers. The Bridges answers are already completed for you. Please feel free to call Bridges at any time with questions or to set up an informational meeting.

Questions to ask when choosing a hospice program:

  • What services are provided? 

  • What kind of support is available to the family/caregiver? 

  • What roles do the attending physician and hospice physician play? 

  • What does the hospice volunteer do? 

  • How does hospice work to keep the patient comfortable? 

  • How are services provided after hours? 

  • How and where does hospice provide short-term inpatient care? 

  • Can hospice be brought into a nursing home or long-term care facility? 

  • How do I ensure that quality hospice care is provided? 

  • How do I decide if hospice is the appropriate care choice for me? 

  • How do I choose among different hospice programs? 

  • Are all hospices the same? 

Download our helpful comparison tool