“My most sincere thanks to all of you for enabling me to follow
my mother’s wishes. Your caring, compassion, and competence
was a gift from heaven.”
Patients who meet medical guidelines and desire a comfort-focused approach to care are appropriate for hospice services. Often the best way to begin is with a conversation with your primary care physician. Review the treatment options available and ask if the doctor feels that a hospice evaluation would be appropriate. Although Hospice Care of California staff can meet with you at any point to answer questions, a doctor’s order is needed before completing a medical assessment or admitting patients to hospice.
A nurse and admissions counselor will visit you to discuss hospice in greater depth and answer your questions. The nurse will confirm that you meet medical guidelines and will consult with the doctor regarding any current symptoms/ needs. The decision to sign on to hospice is a personal one for you and your family to consider together. We wish to support you but never to pressure you.
We have several special programs that may be helpful, including the Korean Hospice Team, the Palliative Care Program for those still seeking some aggressive treatments, and the VA Program for military veterans.
To begin the admissions process, you or your doctor may call 800-889-3227, fax a referral to 714-577-9679, or email Rea Rooney at firstname.lastname@example.org.