Hospice Care

WHAT SERVICES SHOULD I EXPECT?

Choosing the right hospice care for your loved one is a big decision. We’ll make the process easier for you and your family in this difficult time. First, we will talk about the options of staying at home and hiring private caregivers or looking at the options of residential care homes. We will make sure whichever direction you will be looking for care in, that we will suit you to the most appropriate person or community. We will help to ensure that there are qualified caregivers assisting with personal care and that we are looking at communities that have waivers that need to be in place by licensing in order to care for someone on hospice care. Some of the care that may be included by the caregivers are:

  • Comfort to the patient

  • Rotating and transfer assist as needed

  • Bedbound care

  • Feeding assistance (meal prepared to care plan)

  • Incontinence care

  • Proper hygiene & grooming

  • Total care of daily living needs

Along with finding the right care, you will also want to be connected with the right hospice agency to provide the best nursing oversight for you or your loved one during this deliquiate time in life. Some of these services (which are covered by most

insurances) should include:

  • Comfort of patient and family

  • Palliative care

  • Spiritual care

  • Bereavement

  • Regular and On-Call Nurses

  • Medications related to terminal illness diagnosis

  • Social Services

*Please consult with us to ensure the hospice care services you are considering are a good fit for you and your family.

HOW DO I FUND HOSPICE CARE?

A licensed hospice agency is covered by Medicare, Medi-cal, and most other private insurances. Agencies will vary in what insurance they are able to accept.

Any cost to a residential care home or private hire caregivers are private out-of-pocket expenses. Care homes can range on a monthly average of $6,000 per month. Private caregivers average around $30 per hour.

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