We're Experts at Pacific Coast Hospice
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.
The illness is terminal (a prognosis of 6 months) and the patient and/or family has elected palliative care.
Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) rating of 50%-60%, or, Dependence in 3 of 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
The patient has alteration in nutritional status, e.g., > 10% loss of body weight over last 4-6 months.
3 hospitalizations or ED visits, Decrease in tolerance to physical activity, or Decrease in cognitive ability.
These guidelines help physicians determine when their patients meet clinical guidelines for hospice eligibility for life-limiting illnesses.
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.
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All hospices provide core services, our differentiators are what set us apart.
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