FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
As health care professionals, we are all dedicated to the same mission, providing care that improves quality of life and preserves human dignity. We are dedicated to working with you, your patients and their families to deliver clinically excellent, compassionate, customized care.
When a patient enrolls in a hospice program, there is a wide array of services which are to be provided. If the patient does not have symptoms which are out of control and which require Continuous Nursing care, then the patient is placed on the Routine Home Care Level of Services. This level applies whether the patient resides in a facility or in his or her own home. The patient also has 24 hour access to hospice registered nurses who are "on-call" to answer questions and help you deal with situations that may arise after hours. These services are part of the "hospice benefit" reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
Often the caregiver is a family member who provides around the clock care. This can become exhausting. When caregivers need a rest from their responsibilities, patients can stay in a hospital or other inpatient care center for up to five days.
IN-PATIENT HOSPICE CARE
If pain or symptoms cannot be controlled at home, the patient can be cared for in a hospital or other inpatient care center. When the symptoms are under control, the patient can return home.
Skilled nursing services are provided in the patient's place of residence to help during a crisis period as determined by the hospice staff, usually for 8 - 24 hours for a few days at a time to manage uncontrolled symptoms or provide end-of-life care.
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3400 Calloway Dr., Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Bakersfield Community Hospice is a
Joint Commission Accredited Organization
Gold Seal of Approval