What to Expect from Hospice Care Modesto 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 - Modesto
(209) 338-3000
122 W Granger Ave
Modesto, CA

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Community Hospice, Inc.
(209) 577-0615
4368 Spyres Way
Modesto, CA
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Hospice Care

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Hospice of Emanuel
(209) 667-4663
2101 Geer Road
Turlock, CA
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Hospice Care

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Community Hospice, Inc
(209) 577-0615
601 Mchenry Ave, No C
Modesto, CA
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Hospices

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
(800) 93V-ITAS
16830 Ventura Blvd Ste 315
Encino, CA

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Community Hospice, Inc.
(209) 577-0615
4368 Spyres Way
Modesto, CA
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Community Hospice
(209) 578-6300
4368 Spyres Way
Modesto, CA

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Hospice of Emanuel
(209) 667-4663
2101 Geer Road
Turlock, CA
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice Of Emanuel
(209) 664-8044
2101 Geer Road, Suite 120
Turlock, CA
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Hospices

Hospice Services of Lake County
(707) 263-6222
1717 S Main St
Lakeport, CA

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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