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Hospice Services Near Salem, Oregon

Seattle is the largest metropolis in the pacific northwest of the United States. Known for it’s beautiful views and legendary Space Needle, Seattle is a great place to look for nursing home options. 

Facilities in this area could accept State Medicaid, private payers and long-term care insurance. 

CareAvailability.com has been used by families and care professionals in the Salem area to find real-time nursing home openings and provide a comprehensive list of options for care.

We do all the work for you when it comes to finding the best skilled nursing facilities in and around Salem. We do extensive research on the facilities and provide you with the most current information and care availability.

About Hospice In Salem, 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 Salem, Oregon

Salem, a city nestled in the mid-west of Oregon, is Oregon’s capital with an approximate population of 175,000 residents. One of the more popular regions to retire in, Salem has a higher average of senior citizen population than most of Oregon. There are a good number of senior care options available from a wide variety of businesses. 

There are about 8 colleges in the area, including 6 private colleges and universities, 1 public college or university, and 1 community college.

Cities near Salem, Oregon with Hospice

  • Keizer, OR.
  • Hayesville, OR.
  • Dallas, OR.
  • Woodburn, OR.
  • Albany, OR.
  • Newberg, OR.
  • Canby, OR.
  • Wilsonville, 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
  • 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 Salem, OR

Salem 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 Salem click here.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in Salem, OR

  • Salem Hospital
  • Kaiser Permamente West Salem Medical Office
  • Salem Health Medical Group
  • Salem Family Birth Center
  • Northwest Permanente PC Physicians Surgeons
  • Urgent Care Clinic South

FAQs

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

Independent living communities offer a wide range of retirement living amenities but does not initially offer services related to daily tasks of living such as cooking, cleaning, mobility, toileting, etc. Meanwhile, assisted livings do offer extended care for those who need it, often priced into the individuals monthly rent. 

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