305 Railroad Ave Suite 5 Nevada City, CA. (530)265-0186

Hospice Care Facility

Hospice care is a specialized form of interdisciplinary
health care that is designed to provide palliative care to
alleviate the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual
discomforts of an individual who is experiencing the last
phases of life due to the existence of a terminal disease,
provide supportive care to the primary caregiver and the
family of the hospice patient, and that meets all of the
following criteria:

1.        Considers the patient and the patient's family, in
      addition to the patient, as the unit of care.

2.        Utilizes an interdisciplinary team to assess the
      physical, medical, psychological, social, and
      spiritual needs of the patient and the patient's
      family.

3.        Requires the interdisciplinary team to develop an
      overall plan of care and to provide coordinated
      care that emphasizes supportive services,
      including, but not limited to, home care, pain
      control, and limited inpatient services. Limited
      inpatient services are intended to ensure both
      continuity of care and appropriateness of services
      for those patients who cannot be managed at home
      because of acute complications or the temporary
      absence of a capable primary caregiver.

4.        Provides for the palliative medical treatment of pain
      and other symptoms associated with a terminal
      disease, but does not provide for efforts to cure
      the disease.

5.        Provides for bereavement services following death
      to assist the family in coping with social and
      emotional needs associated with the death of the
      patient.

6.        Actively utilizes volunteers in the delivery of
      hospice services.

7.        To the extent appropriate, based on the medical
      needs of the patient, provides services in the
      patient's home or primary place of residence.

Facilities, agencies and health care professionals that
provide hospice services are regulated and licensed by
the California Department of Public Health, Center for
Health Care Quality (CHCQ), which is responsible for the
regulatory oversight of health facilities to secure safe,
effective and quality healthcare for all Californians. CHCQ
evaluates facilities, agencies and health care
professionals for compliance with state laws and
regulations, and also investigates complaints and certifies
their compliance with federal laws and regulations.

Complaints about hospice care can be made to the
California Department of Public Health, Licensing and
Certification Division, through their website at

www.cdph.ca.gov

All licensed hospice care facilities and agencies are listed
on the Office of Statewide Health Planning and
Development's website,
www.oshpd.ca.gov This list is
updated as of June 30 and December 31 of each year.