Compassionate hospice care eases the journey toward the end of life. Lean on PIH Health’s supportive professionals for physical and emotional comfort, so you and your loved ones can make the most of your time together.
Who Is Eligible for Hospice Care?
Hospice care improves quality of life for patients with a prognosis of six months or less to live. It benefits patients who no longer seek treatment to stop or slow disease, but instead, want to reduce symptoms and feel more comfortable. Patients must be re-assessed for eligibility at regular intervals, but there is no limit on the amount of time a patient can spend under hospice care.
Licensed, Certified Care
You can trust us for high-quality, ethical care because PIH Health Hospice is:
- Licensed by the California Department of Health Services
- Certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
PIH Health also is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the California Association for Health Services at Home.
How Hospice Helps
Work with our multidisciplinary team to develop a personalized care plan that reflects your family’s needs, values and wishes. You and your loved ones may benefit from services such as:
- Pain and symptom control for the patient
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME), supplies, medications and transportation related to the terminal illness
- Spiritual support
- Volunteer assistance for family caregivers, so they can take time to rest
- Social services to help you and your loved ones plan ahead
- Grief support services, including bereavement support, for 13 months
Settings for Hospice Care
Talk to us for help choosing the right hospice care setting for you or your loved one:
- For those experiencing symptoms out of control or seeking caregiver respite PIH Health’s hospice houses offer 24-hour skilled nursing care in peaceful, comfortable environments
- Your home (or home of a loved one) in Orange or Los Angeles counties
- Assisted Living Facility (ALF), Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or board-and-care home
Your doctor will work with our hospice medical director to oversee the care you’ll receive from a team of compassionate specialists, who may include:
- Registered Nurses
- Certified Home Health Aides
- Medical Social Workers
- Bereavement Counselors
- Volunteers with hospice training
Length of Stay
If you get better after starting hospice care or choose to seek treatment, you can opt out of the service and return any time. Rely on our care as long as you and your doctor feel you need it—even if that’s longer than six months.
Paying for Hospice Care
Medicare, Medi-Cal and most private insurance plans cover hospice services. Ask us to work directly with your insurance carrier to evaluate your benefits and requirements for coverage.
If you don’t have insurance, talk to us about a sliding fee schedule and special payment plans.
Facing the Last Stages of Life
This book is meant for patients and their loved ones to address questions and feelings that arise when faced with a serious illness, considering hospice care, preparing for the time of death, the active phase of dying, coping with the death of loved ones and carrying on their memories. Download the book by visiting PIHHealth.org/FacingLastStages.