Home Hospice Care
VA Butler understands Veterans may want to remain at home for their final days, so we help fulfill their wishes. We coordinate services with community hospice care agencies to provide home hospice care. Hospice care can be paid for through the Veteran’s insurance or the VA. Veterans can keep their VA doctor while receiving community hospice care. Home hospice care agencies also follow Medicare guidelines.
Inpatient Hospice Care
VA Butler admits Veterans who want or need inpatient hospice care to our Community Living Center. The hospice team develops a care plan involving the Veteran and family. The care plan includes:
Hospice Care Admissions
Veterans who have been honorably discharged and are eligible for hospice care based on Medicare Guidelines can receive hospice care without paying a co-pay. The Veteran can receive hospice care regardless of income or priority category. Medicare Guidelines include:
For more information about VA Butler’s inpatient and outpatient Hospice Care program, contact the Palliative Care Coordinator at 724-285-2763 or at 1-800-362-8262, ext. 2763, or check out VA Butler's Hospice Care Fact Sheet.