Hospice of the Bluegrass, Northern Kentucky, provides end-of-life care to residents in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, and Kenton counties. We care for patients at home, in long term care facilities, and within the hospital. In most cases a team member can respond within 24 hours of referral to begin the admission process. Click here to learn more about the basics of hospice care and admission criteria.
How We Work
At Hospice of the Bluegrass, we work as an interdisciplinary team. This team is comprised of the patient’s physician, a volunteer medical director, nurse, social worker, chaplain, home care aide, bereavement counselor, volunteer, and most importantly the patient.
Who Pays for Hospice?
Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance carriers reimburse for Hospice services, but some patients have no insurance. Hospice of the Bluegrass provides care regardless of insurance status, and at essentially no out-of-pocket charge to the patient or family. In 2010, Hospice of the Bluegrass provided $1,115,000 in un-reimbursed care. Generous donations, memorial gifts and in-kind contributions make this possible.
These include, but are not limited to patient care, administrative/office tasks and special events. Hospice of the Bluegrass sponsors a variety of programs, training sessions and fund-raising activities throughout the year. For more information about volunteer opportunities and special events, contact Dare Miller or visit our calendar and news page.