Hospice Information
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Hospice Care is Home Care for Patients and Families Experiencing a Terminal Illness

Hospice Care......

  • Emphasizes symptom management and pain control
  • Treats patients and family in a holistic manner
  • Encourages you to live life fully

Who Provides Your Care

Hospice care is provided by a physician, nurse, social work counselor, chaplain, nursing assistant, respite worker, dietician and hospice homemakers. Others involved in care delivery include our medical director, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, pharmacist, medical equipment specialist, specially trained volunteers, patient and family.

Hospice Care is Provided...

  • In one's home
  • At a Skilled Nursing Facility
  • In the Hospital for Short Stays

Covered Services Include...

  • Regularly scheduled nursing visits
  • Training of family members in patient care
  • Drugs related to the terminal illness
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Continuous Nursing coverage in home during an
    acute crisis
  • Counseling
  • Respite care
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Physical therapies
  • Dietary consultation
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Consultant service of medical director


  • Patient is experiencing terminal illness
  • The patient understands that Hospice emphasizes care and comfort measures
  • There is a plan for care-giving services

The Hospice Care Providers...

  • Understand your needs and plan a program of care and services
  • Work with your physician and other agencies to coordinate care and services
  • Offer counseling to family and significant others regarding the illness experience
  • Coordinate medical, nursing, social, emotional, and spiritual care
  • Match you with Hospice volunteers for home care support

Payment Methods...

  • Medicare, Part A
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance
  • Private Payers
  • Many General Donors


The Hospice team is available to our patients and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Peace Hospice of Montana - Chouteau County
Courthouse Annex
1308 Franklin, P.O. Box 459
Fort Benton, Montana 59442

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