Hospice Care for Amador, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Placerville, Roseville, Sacramento, and Surrounding California Residents
If you find yourself with questions about hospice care, you’re not alone! We’ve addressed some of the most common questions we receive below. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, give us a call. We’re here to help at Excel Hospice Care.
What is hospice?
Hospice is a program of health care and services designated to meet the special needs of patients and their loved ones, when the patient is diagnosed with a disease for which they do not elect aggressive treatment. Hospice does not hasten death, but rather seeks to improve quality of life through care and support services.
Can hospice make a difference?
Hospice care can dramatically and positively impact quality of life. The goal is to empower the individual by providing knowledge and information to facilitate decision-making. Our clinical staff are experienced with pain control and symptom management. They are committed to the education of patients and caregivers and providing palliative care. Hospice care focuses on the whole individual, paying attention to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Who provides the care?
Care is delivered by a team of interdisciplinary professionals, consisting of the patient’s attending physician, hospice medical director, registered nurse, home health aide, social worker, chaplain and trained volunteers.
How is hospice care started?
Help is only one phone call away. The attending physician, patient, family member, friends, clergy, social workers, hospital discharge planner, or any person concerned with a patient’s well being, can make a referral. If you call us, we will contact the patient’s physician for approval. Services will be started immediately.
Where does Excel Hospice Care provide service?
We provide hospice care in Lincoln, hospice care in Placerville, hospice care in Jackson, hospice care in Sacramento, hospice care in Folsom and the surrounding areas.
Who pays for hospice?
Hospice care can be paid for in several ways, including:
- Medicare / Medi-Cal
- Private Health Insurance
- Private Pay
We work with each patient and family on an individual basis to help them understand all their available payment options.