Programs and Services
Due to the anticipated closure of San Diego Hospice, all patient and family care services are no longer available. Please contact your primary care physician or health care provider regarding care options that are available in the community. General information about hospice care is available below.
Hospice care is focused on prevention and relief of suffering, relief of pain and other distressing symptoms, and on easing the stress and burdens that accompany illness. The philosophy of hospice care is to promote an optimum quality of life for our patients, their families and caregivers.
How Hospice Can Help:
By managing your physical symptoms and keeping you comfortable
By providing emotional and/or spiritual support for you and your family
By helping you with your daily living activities
By providing information about your care and changes that may occur as your disease progresses
By providing bereavement support to you and your family
Who Pays for Hospice Care
Most health insurance plans, including Medicare Part A, Medicare HMO, Medi-Cal, TriCare (Champus), senior health plans and private insurances, offer some level of hospice care benefit.
For more information about hospice care in San Diego, contact your primary care physician or health care provider.
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