My mother is on hospice for Cancer in CT. She has Medicare and still pays for advantage plan. Hospice people tell me and her that in CT hospice is specifically home- based, that there are no special hospice facilitiies and if we transfer my mom to the nursing home, we will have to pay from our or her money about $13000/month. There seem to be the pay for room/board, also for med. services although hospice is paid for anyway by medicare. This is an unexpected burden.. In Y 2009 in TN my father, also on Hospice was transferred to the Hospice facility St. Mary's and there he could stay indefinitely for $100 per day copay and with hospice care. Whoever knows or can give me an advice why CT is so different- I would be very grateful.
Mark it does sound as though a great deal of in home care could be provided for the price that would have to be paid for a nursing home.