Hospice is a comprehensive and compassionate program that focuses on providing care to persons in the last months, weeks, or days of life. Hospice care is palliative rather than curative. We provide personal comfort care to patients with emphasis on pain and symptoms control, like pain nausea, so that a paitnet may live the last days of life with dignity and comfort at their home. Emotional and spiritual support is also provided to the patient, families, and friends.
Where are hospice services provided?
Hospice care is provided wherever the patient is residing:
- Skilled Nursing Facility
- Residential Care Facility
- Assisted Living Facility
- Those with a confirmed diagnosis of a terminal illness and a limited life expectancy of 6 months or less.
- Those with a primary physician.
- Those with a physician's certification for hospice care eligibility.
Who pays for hospice care?
- Medicare/Medi-cal covered 100%
- Most HMO and Private Insurance
- Our staff will verify insurance coverage and explain available benefits.
Angel's Touch Hospice provides comprehensive care in the patient's own home. Our team of medical professionals can assist with needed medical equipment, medications, and medical supplies. In addition, we also provide pain management, bereavement services, 24 hours on-call nursing, music, and pet therapy.
Angel's Touch Hospice Team
- Medical Director
- Primary Physician
- Skilled Nurse
- Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapists
- Home Health Aides
- Social Workers
- Dietician if needed
- Trained Volunteers
Levels of Care
Hospice staff will privide regular, scheduled visits to a patient's place of residence to adequately manage symptoms and meet the needs of the patient and family.
Short-term crisis management is provided in the patient's place of residence. Most often initiated when death is immintent and the primary caregiver is unable to cope. Hospice staff will provide 24-hour care at this level.
Short-term crisis management when symptoms cannot be managedd in the patient's own home. Patients have an option to have their needs met in a community hospice facility that is Medicare certified. Room and board are covered at this level.
Intended to provide short-term reief for the primary caregiver. The patient can stay at one of our hospice facilities for a period of up to 5 days. Room and board are covered.