Palliative & Hospice Care
Our hospice care is provided by a dedicated team of expert medical professional, spiritual leaders and volunteers. The services, which are intended to support the patient and his or her family and loved ones, are offered in the comfort and familiarity of the patient’s place of residence, be it their home, nursing home, board and care or assisted living facility.
Hospice & Palliative Care Helpline: (877) 889-8570
Hospice care offers palliative comfort rather than curative treatment. It focuses on the quality of life as a whole, and not just on the terminal illness. It is driven by a team-oriented methodology that includes expert medical care, pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient and the family’s needs and wishes. Hospice care emphasizes quality of life over length of life and allows life’s natural cycle to take its place without hastening or postponing death.
“Dear HomeLife Partners,
“I want to thank you very much for helping my father and me through a transition period in his life. He certainly enjoyed being able to get out and about with the caregivers you provided. You provide a valuable service for families who cannot devote face time to a loved one. Please give my best to Jasmine & lucy they were great!”
– Carolyn of Palos Verdes Estates
Our team of clinical professionals will provide an initial assessment and will coordinate with the patient and the family to develop an individualized plan of care that suits the patient’s needs and wishes. This team will provide regularly scheduled visits as well as emergency visits to provide education, address pain management, address concerns and questions, provide skilled nursing care, dietary consultations, and evaluate the disease progression. In addition, hospice aides will assist with the personal care of the patient, such as bathing and feeding. Other services include coordination of medical supplies, home medical equipment, and inpatient care as required.
Social Worker Services
Social workers provide counseling and emotional support for the patient and the family in areas such as end-of-life issues and preparation, assistance with advance directives, financial concerns, and bereavement follow-up.
Chaplains provide non-denominational spiritual support to patients and families and assist with memorial services and funeral arrangements.
Our specially trained volunteers are available to spend time with the patient to offer companionship, caregiver relief and family relief.
Are Hospice Services Appropriate For Your Loved One?
Hospice care is available to patients who have been diagnosed with a life-ending disease and no longer elect to undergo aggressive treatment. Typically, a hospice patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, and, along with the family, has made the choice to focus on the quality of life.
The patient’s physician or a HomeLife Partner coordinated physician will oversee the patient’s plan of care and must certify the patient’s condition and eligibility for the hospice program.
Insurances and Payments
Medicare (Medi-Cal) and other insurance plans include a hospice care benefit. The Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits cover 100% of Hospice care services, and as such, there are no out-of-pocket expenses to patients or their families related to their terminal hospice diagnosis. We also accept certain private insurance plans and private payments. Please contact us today to review your health plan benefits.
Hospice services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.