No one should have to face a life-limiting illness alone. At St. Catherine’s Hospice, we are here to help you and your family. We encourage you to contact us with any questions regarding a diagnosis or how we can help. We will partner with you and your physician to determine your hospice eligibility. Please call us at (985) 651-9733 or contact your physician to ask about St. Catherine’s Hospice.
Some examples of life-limiting illnesses include:
- End-stage Cardiopulmonary Conditions
- End-stage Heart Disease
- End-stage Lung Disease
- End-stage Liver Disease
- End-stage Renal Disease
- Cancer (All Types)
- Neurological Conditions
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- End-stage HIV/AIDS
- End-stage Dementia
- End-stage Alzheimer’s Disease
- Other Disorders/Diagnoses (call us for details)
The hospice benefit will continue to cover palliative and comfort care for an individual with a terminal illness for the following periods:
- Initial 90-day period
- Subsequent 90-day period
- Indefinite subsequent 60-day periods
We view each case individually and will re-evaluate each patient at 60-90 day intervals to determine continued eligibility for hospice.
Medicare, Medicaid, managed care programs and commercial insurance programs provide coverage for hospice care.