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What to Expect from Hospice Care Chico 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...

Butte Home Health and Hospice
(530) 895-0462
10 Constitution Drive
Chico, CA
Services
Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Paradise Hospice
(530) 877-8755
1289 Bille Rd
Paradise, CA

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Butte Home Health Hospice
(530) 865-2580
10 Constitution Drive
Chico, CA
Specialty
Hospices

Terraces Senior Living
(530) 894-5429
2750 Sierra Sunrise Ter
Chico, CA
 
Procare Hospice
(818) 780-1676
10200 Sepulveda Boulevard
Missions Hills, CA
Services
Hospice Care

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Butte Home Health and Hospice
(530) 895-0462
10 Constitution Drive
Chico, CA
Services
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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N T Enloe Memorial Hosp Hospice
(530) 332-6050
1390 E Lassen Ave
Chico, CA
Specialty
Hospices

Paradise Hospice And Homecare
(916) 877-8755
1295 Bille Road, Po Box 835
Paradise, CA
Specialty
Hospices

Procare Hospice
(805) 983-4708
1700 North Lombard Street
Oxnard, CA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice of Ukiah
(707) 462-4038
620 South Dora Street Ste 101
Ukiah, CA
Services
Hospice Care

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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