The hospice concept
In its earliest origins, Hospice means a place of shelter for travelers on a difficult journey. For patients, families and friends faced with a terminal illness, Hospice means a place to turn and a team of people to be by your side.
Often people think of home care when they think of Hospice, and in many ways it is that, and more.
Quality Care For All
ELIGIBILITY FOR HOSPICE CARE
Upon meeting the following criteria, eligibility requirements will be determined for a patient.
Based on the clinical judgment of the patient’s Primary Physician and the Hospice Medical Director, it has been certified that the patient has a limited life expectancy.
The patient’s Primary Physician authorizes Hospice care.
The focus is now on physical, emotional and spiritual comfort rather than curative measures
WHO PAYS FOR HOSPICE CARE?
Health Insurance and HMO’s
Hospice also rely on Community support for both donations and volunteer staff.
Admitting a patient to the hospice program is a sample process for the attending physician, discharge planner or social worker. Just call the hospice and a nurse will visit the patient and family at home or in the hospital, where information about the program will be presented. If the patient elects the program, the hospice team makes all necessary arrangements for admission.
LA Hospice Center INC.
13609 Victory Blvd., Suite 209 Van Nuys, CA 91401