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Eligibility and Admission Information

If you have any questions or inquires about our hospice care services or eligibility information, please give us a call today at 510-573-2523 and we will be happy to help!

Eligibility For Hospice Care

Upon meeting the following criteria, eligibility requirements will be determined for a patient.

  • Based on the clinical judgement of the Primary Physician and the Hospice Medical Director, it has been certified that the patient has a limited life expectancy.

  • The patient's Primary Physician authorizes hospice care.

  • The focus is now on physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort rather than curative measures.

Admission Process

Admitting a patient to the hospice program is a simple process for the attending physician, discharge planner, or social worker. Just call our hospice program and a nurse will visit the patient and family at home or in the hospital, where information about the program will be presented. If the patient elects the program, the hospice team makes all necessary arrangements for admission.

Who Pays For Hospice Care?
  • Health Insurance and HMO's

  • Private Pay

  • Hospice also relies on community support for both donations and volunteer staff.