In accordance with our Mission and thanks to the generous support of our community, Hospice of Kankakee Valley provides services regardless of ability to pay. Medicare and Medicaid have a Hospice Benefit that covers care, supplies and medications related to the terminal illness. Many private insurance plans also pay for hospice care. Medicare and Medicaid recipients are never billed for hospice services, and the cost for patients who do not qualify for Medicare, Medicaid or insurance, or who owe co-pays or deductibles, is determined on a sliding scale.