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The OptumCare hospice care difference


OptumCare® hospice care provides emotional, spiritual and clinical support toward the end of life. We are there to support the whole family. We offer this care to you at home, an assisted living community, a skilled nursing facility or in the hospital.

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Documenting your wishes

We’ll help you create an advance care plan to document your wishes about your care.

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Providing comfort and peace

We aim to help you get the most out of your days ahead.

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Ordering necessary medical equipment

Leave this to us so you and your loved ones can focus on spending more time together.

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Offering constant support

Your hospice care team is always available to provide the right care when you need it.


How hospice care works

Our team starts by having a conversation with you to understand your wishes. We then help you create an advance care plan. We make sure you have a clear plan of care so that your family and care providers know your wishes, now and in the future.

Our hospice care team

This team of specialists meet weekly to make sure your care plan provides the right care for you: 

  • Hospice doctors 
  • Nurses
  • Certified nursing assistants and home health aides 
  • Social workers
  • Chaplains
  • Bereavement coordinators
  • Trained volunteers

Four levels of hospice care

  • Routine home care: Care in your own home.
  • Respite care: To give your caregiver a period of rest.
  • Continuous care: Around-the-clock care for a short time during a crisis. 
  • General inpatient care: Care for a brief time if you need to go to the hospital.

The right time for hospice care

Hospice care usually begins during the final stages of a serious illness. Most patients start hospice care when their doctor believes they have about six months left to live. Talk to your family and doctor to see if hospice care is right for you.

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  • How will hospice care work with my current treatments?

  • What are the benefits of hospice care?

  • How do I get hospice care?

  • Will insurance cover my hospice care?

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