Outpatient Hospice Care


Outpatient Hospice Care

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Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by Frank Davis

Hospice Valley provides outpatient hospice care under a community-based model. The offices in which we operate do not provide treatment or services. We, on the other hand, visit our clients in the comfort of their homes otherwise known as outpatient hospice. With this type of service, the patient remains in familiar, comfortable surroundings, free from the stress and discomfort of being in an inpatient setting. The outpatient hospice staff is available to assist you with any care you need at home so that you, your family, and your loved ones will be as comfortable as possible.

The ability to live at home and receive outpatient care before undergoing a hospital stay can offer people with terminal illnesses a unique alternative to hospitalization. It is important to mention the fact that hospital beds are in short supply and hospital stays can be quite expensive. An individual who stays in a hospital bed for a few days, or perhaps even a few weeks, will incur considerable costs. Besides such unhygienic conditions, hospitals can also be seen as unsocial, unfriendly places, where strangers enter and leave constantly, so it’s difficult for patients to feel comfortable.

In Hospice Valley, our mission is to provide you with all the help you need and to enable you to manage your symptoms at home in an outpatient setting.  We offer routine health care, as well as emergency care and other urgent needs.  Aside from the routine nursing visits, a 24/7 nursing support service is also available for any and all nursing needs.  Hospice Valley also employs a multidisciplinary approach, so we can provide you with outpatient certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, nurses, counselors, and services such as pet therapy to make sure your needs are being met.

Eligibility for Medicare’s Outpatient Hospice Benefit

In order to qualify under Medicare so that hospice services are covered, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Patient must be 65 years or older
  • Diagnosed with a terminal illness
  • Certification from a doctor that he or she has six months or less to live
  • Agrees to forgo life-saving or potentially curative treatment
  • Hospice provider must be Medicare-approved
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What Is Not Covered Under Hospice Care

Medicare’s Outpatient hospice coverage includes a broad range of services:

  • Nursing care
  • Medical social worker services
  • Physician services
  • Counseling (including dietary, pastoral and other types)
  • Inpatient care
  • Hospice aide and homemaker services
  • Medical appliances and supplies (including drugs and biologicals)
  • Physical and occupational therapies
  • Speech-language pathology services
  • Bereavement services for families

Located in Los Angeles, CA, Hospice Valley is a company that offers both inpatient and outpatient hospice care services for people who are suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses. As hospice providers, our team strives to keep your loved one as comfortable as possible at all times by providing compassionate and professional hospice care. Among the range of services that we have available are basic medication management, physical therapy, and around the clock personal care. As well as offering outpatient services to individuals, we also offer outpatient services to their families, such as counseling, grief support, and other forms of support. It is our commitment to offer every affected person the support they need to deal with their feelings, and to provide the help they need to cope. If you would like more information about what we can do for you, please call (818)433-0068.

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Author: Frank Davis

After working in the healthcare field for over ten years, Frank Davis has developed considerable expertise and offers you valuable insights into the industry through blogs. He has published blogs for Hospice Valley, Senior Home Care, and 24 Hour Care, and in his leisure time, Frank enjoys reading and writing.

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