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What Is Hospice?

Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy of care which focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's symptoms. These symptoms can be physical, emotional, spiritual or social in nature.

Hospice in the United States has grown from a volunteer-led movement to improve care for people dying alone, isolated, or in hospitals, to a significant part of the health care system. In 2005 more than 1.2 million individuals and their families received hospice care. Hospice is the only Medicare benefit that includes pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, twenty-four hour/seven day a week access to care and support for loved ones following a death. Hospice care is also covered by Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Most hospice care is delivered at home. Hospice care is also available to people in home-like hospice residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, veterans' facilities, hospitals, and prisons.

Hospice patients are prescribed by a patient's doctor. We are on the referral list of the major Hospice organzations in Southern California. So the patient's care is primarily provided by the Hospice organization. We are the secondary contact for HOSPICE patients. i.e., suggested hours of care, training in the administration of medicines is overseen by an Hospice Organization. The (our) aides assigned to care for hospice patients are skilled with handling dying patients and how to deal with a dying patient emotionally as well as mentally. Not all aides are capable of handling such situations therefore, we only assign those aides who are experienced in this area. I said all this to say, OUR AGENCY ONLY WORKS AS A REFERRAL RESOURCE UNDER A HOSPICE ORGANIZATION. The hospice Administrator has answered the necessary questions a patient/client would have regarding the care that is needed. As with a physician (MD) who would refer a patient to a surgeon.

We have credentials on our aides, i.e, legal documention, background checks, fingerprinting.

 

How Hopice Care is Reimbursed?

We help clients process their "long-term care" insurance policies. We do not accept their insurance as payment, our pay is private pay.


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