Eugene OR

Hospice Services Near Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, home of the University of Oregon Ducks, is located in the Willamette Valley and has many hospice care providers.

Hospice is a service that can be provided in the home or a facility. Facilities in this area could accept Medicare, State Medicaid, private payers and long-term care insurance. 

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About Hospice In Eugene, OR

Hospice and Palliative Care combine pain control, symptom management and emotional and spiritual support.

Hospice is traditionally an option for people whose life expectancy is six months or less, and involves palliative care (pain and symptom relief) rather than ongoing curative measures, enabling you to live your last days to the fullest, with purpose, dignity, grace, and support. While some hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities provide hospice care onsite, in most cases hospice is provided in the patient’s own home. This enables you to spend your final days in a familiar, comfortable environment, surrounded by your loved ones who can focus more fully on you with the support of hospice staff.

Considerations when looking for care in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, located in Lane County Oregon, is a city nestled in the Willamette Valley with a population of 176,500, of which over 16% of the population being seniors. Eugene has experienced exponential growth as Oregon’s third largest city. Known for it’s culture and beautiful scenic views, Eugene makes for a great place to retire and is full of senior care options. 

There are about 5 colleges in the area, including 3 private colleges and universities, 1 public college or university, and 1 community college. 

Cities near Eugene, Oregon with Hospice Services

  • Springfield, OR.
  • Lebanon, OR.
  • Corvallis, OR.
  • Albany, OR.
  • Roseburg, OR.
  • Dallas, OR.
  • Salem, OR.
  • Newport, OR.

How To Pay for A Hospice

For most everyone with insurance, including Medicare, the cost of hospice is fully covered. Each insurance has specific policy language around hospice and palliative services, so make sure to read your policy first to find out its limitations.

Other means for paying for hospice include: 

  • Long-term care insurance plans
  • Veterans Aid & Attendance benefits
  • Private funds
  • Whole life insurance plans
  • Reverse mortgages

How much does hospice cost?

Often the entire cost of hospice & palliative services is covered by and individuals health insurance, however you will want to go over your policy to see it’s limitations.

The truth is that care, no matter the setting, but especially in nursing homes, requires robust staffing 24/7. The costs of hiring and keeping exceptional caregivers and medically trained staff such as nurses, is very costly. Add in the price of running a medical facility all day and night, pricey medical supplies and needed administrative staff, and you’ve got quite the overhead.

It’s smart to look into financial planning for end stage retirement and expected care needs.

Other senior care resources for Eugene, OR

Eugene and the surrounding area are home to a good number of government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors and their families searching for or currently residing in a memory care community.

To see a list of hospice service providers in Eugene click here.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in Eugene, OR

Sacred Heart Medical Center University District
1255 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97401

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
3333 Riverbend Dr
Springfield, OR 97477

Mckenzie-willamette Medical Center
1460 G St
Springfield, OR 97477

Peacehealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center
1515 Village Dr
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

FAQs

You can find your local office here: https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/Offices/Pages/Seniors-Disabilities.aspx

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