Hospice Services Near Portland, Oregon
Portland is the largest city in Oregon. Located in the northwestern area of Oregon, Portland is an urban option for hospice services.
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 Portland, 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.
Cities near Portland, Oregon with Hospice Services
- Milwaukie, OR.
- Cedar Mill, OR.
- Beaverton, OR.
- Cedar Hills, OR.
- Oak Grove, OR.
- Lake Oswego, OR.
- Vancouver, WA.
- Tigard, OR.
Considerations when looking for care in Portland, Oregon
Portland, located in Clackamas County Oregon, is the largest city in Oregon with a population of over 645,000 residents and over 1 million if you count the many cities that make up the Greater Portland Metropolitan area. As the heart of the pacific northwest, or Rose, Portland offers it’s residents a robust selection of services to help seniors with their care needs.
There are about 5 colleges in the area, including 3 private colleges and universities, 1 public college or university, and 1 community college.
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
- Veteran’s 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 Portland, OR
Portland 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 Portland click here.
Local hospital and healthcare providers in Portland, OR
- OHSU Hospital. Portland, OR 97239-3098.
- Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
- Providence Portland Medical Center. Portland, OR 97213-2933.
- Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.
- Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. …
- PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
- Adventist Medical Center-Portland.
- Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
You can find your local office here: https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/Offices/Pages/Seniors-Disabilities.aspx
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