For hospice, the cost of caring is $137. This is the average cost per day for hospice care in the Tulsa area. But sadly many people in our community cannot afford this, either because of lack of insurance, or the insurance they do have (including Medicaid) doesn’t cover hospice care. These patients are all somebody’s loved one. They are moms, dads, aunts, uncles, friends, and neighbors. While a few hospices provide cost-free care to these unfunded patients, many others are unable to care for patients in need without financial help.
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