What is hospice?
Hospice is not a place, but a specialized form of care for people who are terminally ill by focusing on pain and symptom management as well as emotional and spiritual support, rather than trying to cure the disease itself.
Where are hospice services performed?
Hospice services are given to wherever the patient calls home—a private residence, assisted living community or nursing home.
Is hospice covered by insurance?
Hospice care is fully covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, including most HMO's/PPO's. To make sure, please contact your insurance provider directly or give us a call to find out more information.
Do I qualify for hospice?
If you or your family member has a life limiting illness, such as: AIDS, ALS, Congestive Heart Failure, End-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease, End-Stage Cancer, End-Stage Cardiovascular Disease, End-Stage Dementia, End-Stage Liver Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or Stroke, then hospice care may be the right choice for care.
Can I continue to see my primary doctor while on hospice?
Yes, you can continue to see your primary MD as long as the visit is not related to the hospice diagnosis.