Hospice Care is for the seriously ill who have a diagnosis of six months or less. Diseases can include: Cancer; Heart Disease; Lung Disease; Dementia; Stroke; Kidney Disease, and many other life-threatening illnesses.
Anyone can make a referral: Physicians, family members, patients, and friends can call us. We gather information and contact the physician to ensure that hospice care is appropriate; then we make a home visit to explain services, assess the specific needs, and answer any questions. Click here to go to our Online Referral Form
Hospice Maui is a Medicare-certified provider of hospice care serving Maui since 1981. The major health insurers in Hawaii, including HMSA, Medicare, Kaiser, and Medicaid, all offer a hospice benefit. We provide hospice care whether or not there is insurance or the ability to pay. When there is no source of payment, community donations cover the cost of care.
Treatment that focuses on cure or extending life, and diagnostic procedures that are not needed for comfort care.
Grief is a natural and necessary process that is different for each person. Our bereavement program includes weekly support groups, individualized cards and letters, a monthly newsletter, an annual Memorial Day service, and our annual workshop around the holidays. (Click here for more information on our Grief Group & meeting schedules)
Yes. The patient can choose to keep their physician if they wish, in which case, our hospice physician works with the patient’s physician.
Patients and their loved ones are never alone during this difficult time. A hospice nurse is always only a phone call away.Nurses are available 24/7 to support you by phone or to make a visit if needed, anytime of day or night.
Yes. If a patient’s condition continues to decline, the patient can continue to receive hospice services. The hospice physician will visit the patient regularly, along with the nurse and other team members, to help make this decision.
No. The hospice benenfit was designed to support people for the last months of their life, to meet their wish of staying at home (wherever they call home). In fact, many times people live longer at home with hospice care than they would have if they continued to seek hospital care.
I think my family member would be supported by hospice care but I don’t’ know how to talk about it. What should I do?
Please call us at Hospice Maui and we can help give you and your family ideas for how to talk about hospice care with your loved one. We can even visit you at home to help you have this conversation.
Hospice Maui can provide support for patients at home, at a nursing home, in foster homes or care homes, and in assisted living facilities. Our social workers can assist families to identify community resources for caregiving or alternative options when a person cannot be cared for at home.