Crawford Co. Home Health,
Hospice & Public Health

Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health

105 N. Main Street
Denison, Iowa 51442

Phone: (712) 263-3303
Fax: (712) 263-4033     

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hospice -What is it?
  • Hospice - Who pays?
  • Home Health Agency Services
  • What is Home Care?
  • Home Care - Who Pays?

    Q: Hospice -What is it?
    What is Hospice?

    A: Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a terminal illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The goal of Hospice care is to improve the quality of a patients last days by offering comfort and dignity.

    Hospice addresses all symptoms of a disease, with a special emphasis on controlling a patient's pain and discomfort. It also deals with the emotional, social, and spiritual impact of the disease on the patient, and the patient's family and friends. Bereavement and counseling services are available to families before and after a patient's death.
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    Q: Hospice - Who pays?
    Who pays for hospice?

    A: Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare and Medicaid, and many insurance plans. Under Medicare and Medcaid, the following benefits are covered 100% when they are related to the terminal illness and are part of the hospice plan of care.

    * Doctor Services
    * Medical Equipment
    * Drugs for symptom control and pain relief
    * Home Health Aide
    * Physical and Occupational Therapy
    * Dietary Counseling
    * Nursing Care
    * Medical supplies
    * Short-Term care in hospital
    * Respite Care
    * Social Worker Services
    * Breavement Counseling

    You will only have to pay part of the cost for outpatient drugs and inpatientrespite care.
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    Q: Home Health Agency Services
    What Services are provided by the Home Health Agency

    A: The Agency provides Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Home Health Aide, Hospice.
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    Q: What is Home Care?
    What is Home Care?

    A: Home Care is health care and related services provided in the home. It involves patients and their families, and includes a comprehensive plan of treatment and rehabilitation made in collaboration with the patient's physician. Care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on an intermittent basis.
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    Q: Home Care - Who Pays?
    Who Pays for Home Care?

    A: Home care services can be paid for by a variety of sources including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, government insurance and self pay. Each payor has guidelines and certain requirements which need to be met.There is a sliding fee for patients who pay privately for services.
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