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What to Expect from Hospice Care Fresno 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...

Royal Gardens II
(559) 240-0728
4238 E Alamos Ave
Fresno, CA
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Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Continuum Care, Hospice

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Hinds Hospice
(559) 226-5683
1616 W Shaw Ave Ste B-6
Fresno, CA

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Nancy Hinds Hospice Services
(559) 225-7237
1616 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA
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Hospice Care

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Aseracare Hospice - Fresno
(559) 447-2540
650 W Alluvial Ave
Fresno, CA

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St Agnes Hospice
(559) 450-5600
1111 E Spruce Ave
Fresno, CA

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Royal Gardens II
(559) 240-0728
4238 E Alamos Ave
Fresno, CA
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Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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Optimal Hospice Care
(559) 320-4000
6770 N West Ave
Fresno, CA

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Nancy Hinds Hospice Services
(559) 225-7237
1616 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Royal Gardens I
(559) 240-0728
9127 N Backer Ave
Fresno, CA
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Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Continuum Care, Hospice

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Royal Gardens I
(559) 240-0728
9127 N Backer Ave
Fresno, CA
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Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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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