So how do you go about finding the hospice provider that is right for you? The healthcare providers that you know and trust to oversee your care are a good place to start. They have likely referred patients to multiple hospices and have heard feedback that they can share with you.
Additionally, asking friends and family if they can give recommendations is a good starting point. Many folks you know have likely been touched by hospice and may be willing to share their experiences.
A more obvious place to begin your search is online. When using a search engine, such as Google, narrowing down your location will help in locating a hospice that serves your area. Also, check social media. Reviews and recommendations on a hospice provider’s page can be helpful (though remember when reading reviews consider that in all of health care, particularly hospice, everyone’s situation is different, and one family’s experience may in no way reflect what you or your family may come to experience). If you want to see side-by-side comparisons, Medicare’s Hospice Compare is a great tool to utilize.