Health Professionals - Hospice of San Joaquin

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For Providers

Hospice of San Joaquin provides several educational topics focusing on end of life care, the continuum of care, pain and symptom management and many other topics. Physician support of hospice care is becoming more widespread, but, the median length of stay after referral is only 20 days (late and thus, less effective). 

Barriers to Care

The use of hospice services can be improved if physicians address:

(1) Source: Quality of Life Matters, Physicians Urged to Guide Patients to More Effective use of Hospice Care.

Hospice of San Joaquin is pleased to join with the physicians and hospitals in our area to help clarify these areas and provide continuum of care for the community.

We offer

For Your Patients For You and Your Staff
Assessment at home or hospital; PCP management of your patients through phone calls and faxes;
Pain & Symptom control management; Interdisciplinary team summary updates every 14 days;
24-hour on-call nursing; In-services to medical staff; CEUs offered to licensed staff;
Home Health Aids; Physician education regarding referrals, hospice
Social Services & Volunteers; philosophy and “teamed patient care.”  
Music & Pet Therapy  
Community Education  

 

Available In-Services

The following are available as a community service, free of charge, from Hospice of San Joaquin to our contracted nursing homes, residential facilities for the elderly (RCFEs), and assisted living facilities: