FAQ's Hospice In Home Care Los Angeles

Hospice care in Los Angeles is typically utilized by patients of a terminal illness or long term health condition that requires regular healthcare care. Hospice care also provides grief support for the family members or caregivers after a loss as well.

New Vision Hospice’s services are typically covered through the patient’s health insurance, Medicare, Medi-Cal, HMO’s, or their own personal funds.

At New Vision Hospice, we absolutely welcome patients to keep their own doctor in order to have them continue providing the same care to you.

Our offices are open during normal business hours, Monday-Friday and we offer on-call assistance after hours, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Yes, New Vision Hospice staff provides medical care and support in the comfort of your own home.

No, we welcome patients from all walks of life and faiths and provide the same level of quality care to all individuals.

Hospice care is typically covered by Medicare, insurance companies, Veteran’s Administration and Medicaid.

We are a preferred provider with many of the top insurers in the state. Please contact us to find out more.

Depending on the level of care you require, you will be assigned a registered nurse, who will regularly visit your home and monitor your health. Should you develop a complication or need to see your doctor, they may schedule a home visit.

Once a patient starts using hospice care, there has generally been a decision made that utilizing treatments that are designed to extend lives is no long going to be effective. Continued use of these types of treatments could indicate that it’s not quite time to consider hospice care. It’s best to talk about these issues with your doctor to determine the best course of action for your situation.

As a patient’s condition declines in hospice care, they will find that their food and liquid intake will naturally decline as well or stop completely. As we focus on maintaining the comfort of the patient while sticking to the common standards of medicine, we do not provide these services, as they can be uncomfortable to the patient. We recommend discussing this issue with the patient’s physician to determine what is best for their health and comfort.

For those who have reached the point of having a terminal illness, they are certified as such by their doctor. Once this happens, it is assumed that they will be passing on at home. Our team will help you through this process by making the right phone calls in order to avoid a disruptive 911 call or police involvement. This helps to create the smoothest possible transition, while also showing respect and dignity for the family member who has died.

At any time during their care, a hospice patent can end hospice care and begin treatment by their doctor. This is typically done through the signing of an insurance for that is submitted. If you are hospitalized for something that is actually unrelated to you condition, for example, if you fall and break your arm, then you simply seek treatment without giving up the hospice patient designation.

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