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Hospice care

Reimbursement health insurance 2019

  1. What is hospice care?
  2. Reimbursement hospice care in 2019
  3. Personal contribution
  4. No excess
  5. Who can you go to?

Note: the information on this page is a brief outline of the reimbursement. You can only derive rights from our Insurance conditions (pdf).

1. What is hospice care?

A hospice is an institution that offers accommodation and care to people who suffer from an incurable illness. Hospice care or palliative care aims to give patients suffering from a life-threatening illness (and their nearest and dearest) the highest possible quality of life.

Hospice staff are nurses and carers offering nursing care. A lot of hospices also employ a physician. Hospice care is also provided at the hospice unit of a nursing home or hospital. In addition, you can also go to a Home from Home if you need hospice care. The difference with a hospice is that a Home from Home is run entirely by volunteers. The nursing care is provided by the home care agency, while the medical care is provided by the GP.

2. Reimbursement hospice care in 2019

By virtue of the supplementary Plus and Top insurances, we reimburse the costs of the personal contribution charged by the hospice:

 

Public Healthcare Insurance                    Reimbursement 2019                           
HollandZorg public healthcare insurance     none

 

Supplementary Insurance                        Reimbursement 2019
Start none
Extra none
Plus € 35 per day for a maximum of two months per calendar year
Top € 35 per day for a maximum of two months per calendar year

3. Personal contribution

Your stay at a hospice or Home from Home is subject to a personal contribution. The hospice or 'Bijna Thuis Huis' will charge you for the costs. The personal contribution is a payment that goes towards building maintenance, electricity and the meals you have.

4. No excess

Your stay and care at a hospice or Home from Home is not subject to an excess.

5. Who can you go to?

If you need hospice care, you can go to a 'Bijna Thuis Huis', an independent hospice or the hospice unit of a nursing home or hospital.

For more information about hospice care, please contact our Care Advice Line on +31(0)570 687 123. Our expert staff will be pleased to answer your questions.

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