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Cardiac Hospice Program

About the Providence Cardiac Hospice Program

We support you and your family by helping manage your heart disease in the comfort of your home. Our goal is to minimize your pain, discomfort, visits to the emergency room and hospitalization.

Our Cardiac Hospice Program:
  • Provides a specially trained hospice team to closely monitor and manage your symptoms
  • Works closely with your physician to maintain your comfort and reduce episodes of distress or crisis
  • Supports, educates and gives confidence to you and your caregiver so that you may feel secure living at home with serious cardiac disease

Awards and Recognition

President's Awards for Strategic Innovation: Cardiac Hospice

More Information

To learn more about the Providence Hospice Cardiac Program, please call us at 800-221-8022 and press 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who’s on my hospice team?

  • Nurse, cardiologist or primary provider
  • Hospice team physician
  • Medical social worker
  • Hospice aide
  • Chaplain

What symptoms can they help me manage?

  • Pain
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness and a lack of energy
  • Swelling
  • Nausea and vomiting

How often will my care team, especially my nurse, visit me?

Your care team will work with you to determine how often to visit, based on your symptoms and your comfort level.

Whom do I call if I don’t feel well?

We encourage you and your caregivers to call hospice. You will be given a phone number to reach our nurses directly, and we are here to help 24 hours a day.

Can I continue taking medication?

Yes. Your doctor and cardiologist/provider will work with you and your hospice team to prescribe the best medication to manage your symptoms and keep you comfortable.

How will I pay for these support services?

Hospice services are a Medicare and Medicaid benefit and are covered under this benefit. Typically, other insurance providers also have a hospice benefit. You will be advised of your benefit before you are admitted to the Cardiac Hospice Program.

What if I need medical equipment?

Most medical equipment is covered under the hospice benefit. You will be advised of any exceptions under your insurance.

What if my caregiver needs help caring for me?

The medical social worker on your team will work closely with you and your caregiver to find community resources that may be able to provide added support.

Can I go to the hospital?

If you desire to go to the hospital, please call hospice and we will assist you. Your hospice team can still care for you while you are in the hospital.