Services that are covered under the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Benefit and by most other insurance plans include:
- Visits by the hospice team members and volunteers
- 24-hour, seven-day availability to address questions or concerns
- Interdisciplinary team coordination of your plan of care
- Management of pain and other symptoms
- Support and counseling regarding emotional, psychological and spiritual needs
- Teaching family members skills to provide necessary care
- Dietary counseling
- Medical Equipment and supplies related to the management of the life limiting illness. Equipment and supplies must be provided through companies contracted with Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice. Payment for equipment or supplies obtained from other companies will be your responsibility.
- Medications and biologicals related to the life limiting illness and secondary conditions. Medications must be provided by our hospice contracted pharmacy or under arrangement with a local pharmacy. Payment for hospice covered medications obtained from other pharmacies will be your responsibility.
- Short-term, in-patient symptom management
- Respite care at collaborating long-term care facilities
The Hospice Bereavement Program is designed to provide grief support for family members for the year following the death of a patient by being available to offer as much emotional support as the family desires through monthly mailings, individual and group counseling sessions, and by making referrals to community resources if desired.
Each family receives a copy of Journeys each month for one year following the death of the patient along with periodic letters offering support.
One-to-one counseling session with a bereavement professional in order to address emotions and needs related to the grieving process.
The Children's Bereavement Program supports children and young adults during one of the most vulnerable times in their lives—as they cope with the death of someone they love. The program encourages children and young adults to ask questions and talk about the person who has died in a safe and comfortable environment. It helps them work through the grieving process at their own pace and in their own way. It offers care to our hospice families as well as providing resources to families in our community.
We offer counseling before or after the death of a loved one. Support is tailored to the specific needs of each child with developmentally appropriate activities for children and young adults, ages three through 25. Individual sessions are by appointment and can be provided in the home or in our office. We are proud to offer Kimberly's Korner, a room dedicated to providing a safe space for children to grieve. Kimberly's Korner was inspired by a generous donation from a loyal and dedicated Hospice supporter in memory of Kimberly McClane.
Community outreach and education
Our Children's Bereavement Program provides children access to community resources and educational materials to assist their journey through the grieving process.
Our Children's Bereavement Counselor is an available resource for:
- teachers and school counselors
- church groups
- community organizations
- speaking engagements and lectures
For more information on our Children's Bereavement Program, please call Liz Dreibelbis at 484.580.1550.
- Women’s Group meets on the first Wednesday afternoon each month
- General Group meets on the first Monday evening each month
- Adult Daughters meets on the third Tuesday evening each month
A trained hospice volunteer with an additional 10-hour training course in grief and loss who will provide support throughout the first year of the bereavement process.
Service of remembrance
A semi-annual memorial service provided for hospice families with the purpose of honoring the life of their loved one and finding support by being with other grieving family members and members of the hospice team.
Healing Arts Program
Main Line Health Hospice recognizes that importance of holistic care for our hospice patient and families. Our holistic approach addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of our patients, family members and caregivers. The goal is to enhance the quality of life by offering help through therapeutic harp visits, art therapy, therapeutic message and healing touch.
For more information on holistic care, please contact us at 484.580.1550.