Hospice of the Bluegrass, Lexington Office provides end-of-life care to residents in Fayette county. 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, bereavement counselor, volunteers, 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.
Hospice Care Center
As part of our commitment to end-of-life care, Hospice of the Bluegrass established the Hospice Care Center, a 17-bed inpatient unit housed within St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington to address the unique medical needs that may be best provided for in a hospital setting.
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 Katherine Pinero or visit our calendar and news page.