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Referral to hospice services is appropriate for patients who have terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Under the physician’s order, care is provided by a team of professionals led by nurses but including other professional disciplines.
Service is provided in the home or other place of residence, such as assisted-living facility. Care is always patient-driven, responsive to their personal wishes and preferences. A major goal is optimal comfort and pain-control for the individual, while keeping the patient as alert and interactive as possible.
When Should Hospice Care Be Considered?
- When curative measures are no longer effective
- When your doctor suggests palliative or hospice services
- When your illness is life-limiting or terminal, and symptoms and pain are a daily struggle
What Is The Hospice Team Approach?
Physical, social, spiritual, and mental needs are addressed by skilled professionals and volunteers.
Nurses, therapists, social workers, personal care aides, dieticians, clergy, and volunteers provide patients a wide range of care and services.
Medication and medication teaching, wound care, personal care & grooming, physical and/or occupational therapy, medical equipment, respite for a primary caregiver—all contribute to fulfilling patient needs and wishes. Referrals are made to other community services as desired. Volunteers may sit with patients and read, play music, play games, or just listen and be there for comfort.
Hospice Emphasizes Quality of Life
Quality rather than length of life is the goal. Hospice work neither hastens nor postpones death; rather, it affirms life and honors death as a natural human process.
Can Patients Be Discharged From Hospice Care?
Yes, if the patient makes significant recovery or wishes to return to curative treatment. Hospice staff do not prolong or hasten the end-of-life process; they are there to support the patient and family with their presence and knowledge.
How Are Services Paid?
Hospice care in Sacramento is covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and many private insurance plans. Our agency will help you determine eligibility and authorization for care.
Hospice Offers 24/7 Support
For Sacramento hospice patients and their loved ones, help is merely a phone call away. If you have a question or would like more information on hospice care, please contact us. A member of our team will discuss your options with you.