We're Experts at Pacific Coast Hospice

We can help you make the right choice

At Pacific Coast Hospice, a range of services and hospice expertise deliver demonstrable benefits and improved results for our patients and their families. The depth and breadth of these core competencies and services extend beyond federal requirements and serve to differentiate us from other providers. Learn more about how we can help you, your patients, and their families experience end-of-life care while honoring patients wishes and values.

Our nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to improving quality of life through extraordinary service, compassionate care and clinical excellence in hospice, palliative and community care services.

Hospice care may be right for your patient with an end-stage illness, which has a six-month life expectancy, should the disease run its normal course. There are no limits on the amount of time a patient can receive hospice, but a physician must order the service once every six months to determine if our care is still appropriate.

If your patient is already enrolled in hospice and you are unhappy with the care your patient is experiencing, your patient may change providers (transfer) once during each benefit period. The receiving hospice will complete all assessments required by the hospice conditions of participation.

Hospice Eligibility Guidelines

Who is eligible for hospice care?

The illness is terminal (a prognosis of 6 months) and the patient and/or family has elected palliative care.

The patient has a declining functional status as determined by either:

Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) rating of 50%-60%, or, Dependence in 3 of 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Nutritional decline, weight loss:

The patient has alteration in nutritional status, e.g., > 10% loss of body weight over last 4-6 months.

The patient has an observable and documented deterioration in overall clinical condition in the past 4-6 months, as manifested by at least one of the following:

3 hospitalizations or ED visits, Decrease in tolerance to physical activity, or Decrease in cognitive ability.

Other comorbid conditions

These guidelines help physicians determine when their patients meet clinical guidelines for hospice eligibility for life-limiting illnesses.

Why choose Pacific Coast Hospice?

We tailor our care to address the specific needs of your patients in nursing homes, assisted living communities, residential care facilities, general inpatient beds, and inpatient hospice units.

The Pacific Coast Hospice Difference

Learn more about our Agency

All hospices provide core services, our differentiators are what set us apart.

  • 24/7/365 Clinical Support (not an answering service)
  • Support for patients with complex Medical modalities
  • No formulary, we cover therapies that improve quality of life
  • Provide customized educational offerings
  • Resources to conduct advance care planning with patients
  • Clinical support so patients may remain in their desired care setting
  • Individualized care plans to promote satisfaction with care
  • Higher levels of care for patients who may otherwise call 911
  • Contracts with Independent Hospice Homes throughout the Valley
  • Care Coordination with existing Medical Team

Do you have a patient you are considering for hospice or palliative care?Send us your referral via our secure portal.

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