What to Expect from Hospice Care Sacramento 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...

Sutter Hospice - Sacramento
(916) 454-6525
2800 L Street
Sacramento, CA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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University of CA Davis Med Ctr Hospice
(916) 734-2777
3630 Business Dr
Sacramento, CA

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Kaiser Foundation Hospice
(916) 486-5151
3240 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA
Services
Hospice Care

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Kaiser Home Health and Hospice
(916) 486-3194
3174 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA
Services
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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RX Staffing and Home Care
(916) 485-8200
4640 Marconi Ave Ste 1
Sacramento, CA
Services
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Sutter Hospice - Sacramento
(916) 454-6525
2800 L Street
Sacramento, CA
Services
Hospice Care

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Kaiser Home Health and Hospice
(916) 486-3194
3174 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA
Services
Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Kaiser Foundation Hospital Hospice
(916) 486-5300
3174 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA

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Kaiser Foundation Hospice
(916) 486-5151
3240 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

Data Provided by:
RX Staffing and Home Care
(916) 485-8200
4640 Marconi Ave Ste 1
Sacramento, CA
Services
Hospice Care, In-home 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