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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our work and how we are improving the quality of life of every patient. Check out our list of frequently asked questions below to get the answers you need.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a philosophy of care designed to provide comfort, self-respect and tranquility to those who no longer respond to curative treatments. Hospice care focuses on enhancing the quality of life for the patient and loved ones.

Where can I receive services?

Hospice patients are cared for in their homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and in contracted inpatient hospital settings.

Why is hospice recommended now?

When patients are diagnosed with life threatening illnesses, the main priority for a physician is to treat the problem. However, some illnesses remain terminal. As the disease progresses, the side effects of the treatment overshadow its advantages. When treatment becomes a burden for a patient, hospice can be very beneficial. The care will consist of pain control, symptom management, spiritual guidance and comfort measures.

What kind of illnesses are eligible?

Hospice provides care to all patients with any end-stage diagnosis.

Examples of illnesses may include, but not limited to:

  • Cancer

  • Dementia

  • Heart Disease


  • Liver Disease

  • Pulmonary Disease

  • Neurologic Disease

  • Renal Failure

Who pays for hospice?

  • Medicare

  • Medi-Cal

  • Private Insurance

  • Private Payment

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