Harden Hospice Kansas, which has been serving Kansas for the past 10+ years, announced that it is immediately changing its name to Gentiva Hospice. A member of the Gentiva hospice family of companies since 2013, the name change now more truly reflects the relationship and resources of being a part of a national leader in hospice care.
“As with Harden Hospice Kansas, Gentiva Hospice’s care is centered on the entire family, designed to help both patient and loved ones make the most of each day,” said Janie Werner, RN, branch director of Gentiva’s local office. “Our team of professionals supports them with services in the home that include pain and symptom management, HME and related medications, emotional and spiritual support, and a comprehensive bereavement program.”
Werner pointed out that, to be covered by insurance, candidates for hospice must have a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less, and must be referred by a physician or other provider. Most hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private health insurance companies, as well as through private pay. “Gentiva Hospice can help patients and their families determine eligibility and research all available resources,” said Werner.
Physicians, other referral sources and families who would like more information or to receive a free DVD titled “Hospice and Your Loved One” should call Gentiva Hospice at 620-664-5757, or go to www.gentiva.com/hospice.