Hospice House

Hospice of San Joaquin’s Hospice House provides General In-Patient Care by specially trained professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Hospice House?

Hospice of San Joaquin’s Hospice House is a general in-patient care facility for patients looking to relieve pain and manage symptoms. Our Hospice House is staffed by specially trained professionals, including physicians, registered nurses, certified nursing assitants, social workers, spiritual care counselors, bereavement counselors, and volunteers. Our goal is to:

  • Relieve pain and manage symptoms
  • Comfort and care for each patient according to his or her wishes
  • Educate and train caregivers and family about hospice care
  • Support all patients and family members who are dealing with emotional, spiritual, and practical concerns during the final weeks of life


What does the Hospice House feature?

The Hospice House offers 24-hour nursing care, meals, laundry, activities, and all the amenities of a cozy home. Features include:

  • Six private patient suites, each with an additional bed to accommodate visitors and family members
  • Individual bathrooms with caregiver accessibility
  • Reading and private conversation areas
  • Relaxing garden and grounds with sitting areas and a meditative labyrinth
  • Family dining room
  • Individual patios accessible from patient suites
  • On-site parking


Admission Requirements

  • All admissions to the Hospice House require a physician's order
  • Patient symptoms must require daily assessment and RN intervention to meet the hospice criteria for acute in-patient care
  • Patient chooses to receive comfort care rather than curative treatments
  • Patient and or family must consent to hospice services and goals

 

How much does it cost?

Care is covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal hospice benefit. Hospice of San Joaquin works closely with private insurers and HMO's to maximize hospice benefits, subject to applicable co-payments and deductibles. Private payment is also an option. Hospice of San Joaquin accepts all medically qualified patients, regardless of their ability to pay.