Hospice Services are designed to provide support and comfort for Medicaid eligible recipients who have a terminal illness and have decided to receive end of life care. Covered hospice services address the needs of the individual, their caregivers and their families while maintaining quality of life as a primary focus. The hospice philosophy provides for the physical needs of recipients as well as their emotional and spiritual needs. This care is provided in the recipient’s place of residence, which could be a specialized hospice facility, an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) or in his or her own home. Hospice care incorporates an interdisciplinary team approach which is sensitive to the recipient and family’s needs during the final stages of illness, dying and the bereavement period.