Pine Pointe Hospice Navicent Health

Medications
Under the Hospice Medicare/Medicaid Benefit and some private insurance plans, medications needed for comfort are paid for and provided by hospice. The medications must be related to the illness for which they are receiving hospice care. Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care contracts with Hospice Pharmacia along with local pharmacies to provide these medications. Medication taken for a non-hospice related diagnosis are continued and obtained in the same manner as before coming under hospice care. The physician will continue to write prescriptions when necessary and the insurance will continue to pay as before.

Medical Equipment
If medical equipment such as a walker, wheelchair, hospital bed, shower chair or oxygen is necessary, Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care will provide the equipment through a contracted provider. The nurse will let them know if other needed medical equipment is covered.

Medical Supplies
Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care will provide skilled nursing supplies (such as catheters or bandages) as deemed necessary by the nurse. For patients who are unable to take food by mouth and who receive their source of nutrition through a feeding tube, hospice may provide dietary supplements. As always, check with the nurse to clarify what is covered under hospice.

Bereavement Support
Our bereavement support program is available to family members or other loved ones for a period of 13 months after the death of a Hospice patient. The goal is to help with grief recovery. Services provided through Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care's Dove Bereavement Services include monthly mailings, phone calls, grief support groups, limited individual counseling and consultations. The bereavement support group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Martha Bowman United Methodist Church in Macon. For more information about our bereavement services, please call Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care at 478-633-5660 or 1-800-211-1084 outside Macon. You also may email us at info@hospiceofcentralgeorgia.org.

Other Supplies
We can provide disposable medical supplies such as adult diapers, chuxs, foley catheters, etc. These make caring for the patient at home easier for the caregiver and improve comfort for the patient. If the caregiver prefers specific brands not supplied by Pine Pointe Hospice & Palliative Care, these can be purchased by the family.