Frequently Asked Questions
What area of North Carolina does 3HC service?
3HC operates in eastern North Carolina, from the Triangle to the coast. The counties included in our service area: Carteret, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Onslow, Pitt, Sampson, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson.
Does 3HC have an established history of success in hospice care?
Who pays for Home Health Care?
So, how do I know if my health insurance will cover the services?
What if I have Medicare or Medicaid?
In North Carolina, 10 – 15% of all home health visits are paid by the Medicaid program. Medicaid is primarily a state program designed to provide necessary health care to low income citizens. Eligibility to receive services under the program is determined based on financial information, which is periodically reviewed. The North Carolina Medicaid program funds a number of special assistance programs in addition to certified home health services.
What other forms of third party payors are there?
What are the eligibility requirements for intake into the Kitty Askins Hospice Center?
Who is Kitty Askins?
What is the “Dying Person’s Bill of Rights”?
Dying Person’s Bill of Rights
- I have the right to be treated as a living human until I die.
- I have the right to maintain a sense of hopefulness, however changing its focus may be.
- I have the right to be cared for by those who can maintain a sense of hopefulness, however changing this may be.
- I have the right to express my feelings and emotions about my approaching death in my own way.
- I have the right to participate in decisions concerning my care.
- I have the right to expect continuing medical and nursing attention even though “cure” goals must be changed to “comfort” goals.
- I have the right to not die alone.
- I have the right to be free of pain.
- I have the right to have my questions answered honestly.
- I have the right to retain my individuality and not be judged for my decisions, which may be contrary to the belief of others.
- I have the right to expect that the sanctity of the human body will be respected after death.
- I have the right to be cared for by caring, sensitive, knowledgeable people who will attempt to understand my needs and will be able to gain some satisfaction in helping me face my death.