What to Expect from Hospice Care Stockton 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...

Hospice of San Joaquin
(209) 957-3888
3888 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Aseracare Hospice
(209) 474-8349
2529 W March Ln Ste 101
Stockton, CA

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Sutter VNA & Hospice
(209) 830-5310
1420 North Tracy Boulevard
Tracy, CA
Services
Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Sutter Vna Hospice Hospice
(209) 830-5300
4600 South Tracy Blvd, Suite 101
Tracy, CA
Specialty
Hospices

Kaiser Foundation Hosp HPC-Roseville
N/A
1680 E Roseville Pkwy
Roseville, CA

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Hospice of San Joaquin
(209) 957-3888
3888 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA
Services
Hospice Care

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Sutter VNA & Hospice
(209) 830-5310
1420 North Tracy Boulevard
Tracy, CA
Services
Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Hospice Of San Joaquin
(209) 957-3888
2609 E Hammer Lane
Stockton, CA
Specialty
Hospices

Med Care Plus Home Health & Hospice
(626) 796-0534
490 S. Rosemead Blvd Ste 9
Pasadena, CA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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LivHOME, Inc.
(323) 932-1300
5900 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 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