What to Expect from Hospice Care Bakersfield CA

There is a lot of confusion around what one can expect when engaging hospice services. First, a referral is made by a physician, hospital, nursing home, patient or family member. Then a doctor must sign an order stating that the patient is hospice-appropriate. In other words, based on the doctor’s best medical judgment, the life expectancy of the patient is six months or fewer. If you want...

Optimal Hospice Care - Bakersfield
(661) 716-4000
4800 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA
Services
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Optimal Hospice Care - Bakersfield
(661) 716-4000
4800 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Optimal Hospice Care
(760) 379-5038
4700 Stockdale Hwy Ste 120
Bakersfield, CA

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Hoffman Hospice
(661) 716-1600
8501 Brimhall Rd Bldg 100
Bakersfield, CA

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Hoffmann Hospice
(661) 833-3900
6501 Schirra Court, Suite 301
Bakersfield, CA
Specialty
Hospices

ProCare Hospice
(661) 864-0490
1400 Easton Dr Ste 121
Bakersfield, CA

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Odyssey Healthcare of Bakersfield
(661) 391-9868
5001 E Commercecenter Dr Ste 140
Bakersfield, CA

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Summer Springs Board & Care, LLC
(661) 246-8702
6112 Summer Springs Drive
Bakersfield, CA
Services
Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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Summer Springs Board & Care, LLC
(661) 246-8702
6112 Summer Springs Drive
Bakersfield, CA
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Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Hospice

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Odyssey Healthcare Of Bakersfield
(661) 859-2561
3701 Pegasus Drive, Suite 240
Bakersfield, CA
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Hospices

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What to Expect from Hospice Care

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There is a lot of confusion around what one can expect when engaging hospice services. First, a referral is made by a physician, hospital, nursing home, patient or family member. Then a doctor must sign an order stating that the patient is hospice-appropriate. In other words, based on the doctor’s best medical judgment, the life expectancy of the patient is six months or fewer. If you want to make a referral for yourself, speak to your physician about your wishes. If your doctor denies your request, see another doctor or contact a hospice provider directly. Sometimes doctors will not sign a request for hospice because they feel the patient is giving up on them or that they have failed their patient. However, if the patient is terminal and wishes to receive hospice care, then it is his or her decision to do so—not the doctor’s.

Next, the patient is admitted to hospice by a social worker and a nurse. The two will meet with the patient and their family to explain hospice, develop a plan of care and complete paperwork.

Once a patient is admitted to hospice, he or she will be visited by several members of the hospice team. The staff members include RNs or LPNs, chaplains, social workers, home health aides and trained volunteers. The nurse will provide a weekly assessment, and will make more visits if needed. With the interdisciplinary team, a patient will see a hospice staff member roughly three times a week. Although the staff members will not stay twenty-fo...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide