What is Pacific Hospice?
Providing physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to terminally ill patients, their families, and
loved ones. Striving to enable patients and families to live with dignity and comfort as they cope with
Pacific Hospice was established to provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to terminally ill patients, their families, and loved ones. We strive to enable patients and families to live with dignity and comfort as they cope with end-of-life issues.
Hospice care can be provided at home, in a skilled nursing facility, an assisted-living environment, or at a board and care.
Care is provided at a contracted facility for patients who require pain control, acute/chronic symptom management, or when a breakdown occurs in the family or caregiver system. The necessity of inpatient care, and paid length of stay for inpatient care, are determined by the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team. If a Hospice patient requires hospitalization for any reason unrelated to the terminal diagnosis, Medicare Part A will be utilized.
Under the direction of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, up to five days of respite care at a contracted skilled nursing facility will be paid by Hospice. This benefit may be used to provide the family or caregiver a rest. The patient does not need to meet acute care standards in order to participate in respite care.
Continuous Home Care
Care is provided only during periods of crisis, in order to maintain the patient at home. Criteria for continuous home care are the same as inpatient care. Hospice staff will provide a minimum of eight hours of care per calendar day.