CATHOLIC COMMUNITY HOSPICE

Hospice Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 2017-10-16T12:13:09+00:00
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.

Discrimination is Against the Law

Catholic Community Hospice complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Catholic Community Hospice does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Catholic Community Hospice provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

Catholic Community Hospice provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact your hospice team 913-621-5090.

If you believe that Catholic Community Hospice has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Erin Kling, RN – Director of Operations
9740 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66212
913-621-5090 – office
913-342-1472 – fax
Email: ekling@catholiccharitiesks.org

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email.
If you need help filing a grievance, Erin Kling is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf  or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html

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Kansas Relay Center (KRC) is a free public service 
for the deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or 
anyone who has difficulty
 speaking on the telephone.
 Dial 711 or the appropriate toll-free number.

711 or 800-766-3777 Voice/TTY
1-866-735-2957 Voice/TTY 
Customer Service or ksrelay@hamiltonrelay.com

866-305-1343 Spanish
866-305-1344 Speech-to-speech
866-305-1345 Spanish speech-to-speech

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