Myths & Realities

There are a lot of myths surrounding Our Lady of Peace and the services we provide at our Medicare-Certified Hospice Residence. Here, we aim to correct those misconceptions and clarify our important mission. Click each myth to reveal the reality.

MYTH: Patient must be Catholic.
REALITY: All are welcome.
MYTH: Cancer diagnosis required.
REALITY: All terminal diagnoses are considered for admission.
MYTH: Patients must be actively dying.
REALITY: Patient prognosis must be three months or less.
MYTH: The application process takes 2 weeks or more.
REALITY: If all appropriate documentation is submitted, patients may be admitted within 24 hours or less.
MYTH: A patient cannot leave once admitted.
REALITY: Patients may leave on a pass with a responsible party.
MYTH: There are never any openings.
REALITY: On average, we admit 30+ patients monthly.
MYTH: Only patients with serious financial hardship are admitted.
REALITY: We admit patients based on caregiver referrals and level of need.
MYTH: Patients need to be signed up with a community-based hospice prior to admission.
REALITY: There is no need to be signed up with a hospice prior to admission.
MYTH: Our Lady of Peace Residential Hospice charges a fee.
REALITY: We provide free room and board, and we bill for appropriate hospice insurance coverage.