Catholic Community Hospice serves all faiths. Our staff is very sensitive to other religions and beliefs and will work with your spiritual advisers and family to accommodate your needs.
Hospice care is a covered benefit under Medicare A, Medicaid, HMOs and many private insurance companies. Coverage generally includes team visitation, medications, equipment and supplies related to the terminal condition.
Absolutely not. Numerous studies have shown that people who choose hospice over aggressive treatment can actually live longer and more comfortably.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic faith: 2278 Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate; it is the refusal of “over-zealous” treatment. Here one does not will to cause death; one’s inability to impede it is merely accepted. The decisions should be made by the patient if he is competent and able or, if not, by those legally entitled to act for the patient, whose reasonable will and legitimate interests must always be respected. 2279 Even if death is thought imminent, the ordinary care owed to a sick person cannot be legitimately interrupted. The use of painkillers to alleviate the sufferings of the dying, even at the risk of shortening their days, can be morally in conformity with human dignity if death is not willed as either an end or a means, but only foreseen and tolerated as inevitable Palliative care is a special form of disinterested charity. As such it should be encouraged. If you would like more information about this, please contact us at 913.621.5090.
Usually, this is a conversation that most patients or care givers have with their doctor. An evaluation can be ordered to see if hospice care would be appropriate. Then we can work with your doctor to see if hospice would be a benefit for you and your loved one.

HOSPICE BROCHURES

This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides a general overview of Hospice programs and services that you can download.

GENERAL BROCHURE

This brochure in Adobe PDF format provides information about Catholic Services offered within Hospice that you can download.

CATHOLIC BROCHURE