Hospice Supportive Services

We are a leading provider of comprehensive, in-home care in San Diego, offering individualized services ranging from occasional companionship to around-the-clock care. Each of our senior caregivers is a California licensed Home Care Aide, and they go through our careful selection process to ensure they demonstrate a true passion for care.  We also have a full-time Registered Nurse on staff with over 30 years of experience to ensure we incorporate the best care planning possible.

At A Passion for Care, we believe the health and wellbeing of our senior community members are paramount. While we work directly with family members and close friends, we also partner with assisted living centers, church leaders, geriatric doctors, attorneys, hospice service providers, discharge planners at local San Diego hospitals, and other professional members of our community to ensure each elderly individual receives the care and support they need. We are well-known for our compassion, reliability, and professionalism – it’s how we’ve built long-lasting and trusted relationships with our partners throughout the San Diego area.

The Support Hospice Patients Receive from Non-Medical Home Care

A type of medical and non-medical support called hospice care is intended to assist patients and their families during the dying process. Instead of focusing on curative treatment, hospice care aims to comfort and support patients. A hospice institution, a hospital, or your home are all possible places to receive hospice care. Hospice care at home, which enables people to receive supportive care throughout the final stages of life in the convenience of their own home, is one of the most well-liked types of hospice care.

In 2020, over 1.5 million individuals received hospice care at home in the United States. Research has shown that individuals who receive hospice care at home have a better quality of life compared to those who receive hospice care in other settings. Hospice care at home can reduce hospital readmissions and prolong survival for some individuals.

What is at-home hospice care?

Home hospice care is a type of non-medical home care that offers people a variety of services to assist them in managing their symptoms and enhancing their quality of life throughout the dying process. A variety of services are offered as part of hospice care provided at home, including pain treatment, symptom control, emotional support, and spiritual support. Hospice supportive care at home is a sort of non-medical home care that offers people extra support and assistance with activities of daily living including washing, dressing, and grooming. It is also a part of hospice care at home.

"Hospice is not about dying, it's about living until you die." - Christopher Reeve

Benefits of Supplementing Hospice Care with Non-Medical Home Care

For people and their families, adding non-medical home care to hospice care has a variety of advantages. Among the most noteworthy advantages are:

Companion care: When a person is going through the end-of-life phase, companion care can make them feel less alone and isolated. Additionally, companion care gives people a friend or family member with whom they may interact, communicate, and share feelings.

Personal care: Personal care can assist people with daily tasks including dressing, grooming, and taking a bath. During the dying process, this might make people feel more at ease and maintain their dignity.

Respite care: By giving family caregivers a vacation from their duties, respite care might help them feel more relaxed. Family caregivers may feel more rested and better equipped to take care of their loved one as a result.

"Hospice care is not a place, it's a philosophy of care." - Unknown

Providing premier Supportive Hospice Care at Home for seniors and families in San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Point Loma, and surrounding areas.

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Is Hospice Care Covered by Medicare?

Yes, hospice care is covered by Medicare. Hospice care is covered by Medicare in a variety of ways, including for things like pain management, symptom management, emotional support, and spiritual support.

How to Choose a San Diego Area Non-Medical Home Care Agency

  • Choose a company that is accredited and licensed.
  • Choose a company based on its reputation and client testimonials.
  • Find a company that offers a variety of services, such as personal care, respite care, and companion care.
  • Find a company that offers care that is specialized to the individual’s needs.
  • Find a company with a care of trained and knowledgeable caregivers.
  • Look for a company that offers care professionals continual training and support.
  • To guarantee that care is delivered in a secure and efficient manner, seek out an organization that offers quality assurance and control.
  • Choose an organization that communicates with families and caregivers in a clear and transparent manner.
  • Find a company that has care working with hospice patients by looking at their track record.
  • Look for a company with an honest and straightforward price structure.

We strive to provide the best, most compassionate care we can. Read more testimonials from Our Satisfied Clients.

Each of our senior caregivers is a California licensed Home Care Aide, and they go through our careful selection process.  

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One Senior’s Experience with End-of-Life Care

Mr. J was a lively and active senior who had always enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family. However, as he got older, he began to experience health problems that started to limit his mobility and independence. One day, while Mr. J was out on a walk with his family, he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

After much discussion with his family and his doctor, it was decided that Mr. J would receive hospice care at home. His family was understandably worried about how he would handle the news, but Mr. J was surprisingly at peace with his diagnosis. He told his family that he had always known that this day would come and that he was ready for it.

Mr. J’s hospice care team was made up of a nurse, a social worker, a chaplain, and a few trained volunteers. Mr. J also had non-medical home care coming to the home to provide companionship and personal care. They came to Mr. J’s home regularly to check on his health, manage his symptoms, and provide emotional and spiritual support. They also helped Mr. J to create a plan that would allow him to make the most of the time he had left, including traveling to his favorite places, spending time with his family, and even throwing a goodbye party.

One of the most important members of Mr. J’s hospice care team was his companion care provider, who became a dear friend to him. She helped him with everyday tasks and accompanied him on his travels and activities. She also helped him to create a memory book filled with photos and stories that would be a lasting reminder of his life for his family.

Mr. J’s end-of-life experience was peaceful and full of love and laughter. He was able to die in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his family and friends, with the care and support of his hospice team. His family felt grateful for the support they received and for the way Mr. J was able to live his last days with dignity and joy.

We treat clients and their families with the utmost respect, ensuring we provide the best care possible.

The Beneficial Effects of Home Hospice Care

Providing hospice care at home can benefit patients and their families during the dying process. The following are some of the most noteworthy advantages:

Improved Quality of Life: Home hospice care can assist patients in managing their symptoms and enhancing their general quality of life. This may involve easing physical suffering, enhancing mental and spiritual health, and giving patients a sense of control over their care.

Increased Comfort: Receiving hospice care at home enables patients to receive attention in the familiarity and security of their own homes. Individuals may feel more at ease and comfortable as a result during the dying process.

Increased Independence: Home hospice care can support people in maintaining their autonomy and independence. This can involve assisting people with daily tasks including washing, clothing, and personal grooming.

Greater Control: Receiving hospice care at home might give patients a feeling of greater control over their care. This may entail giving people access to a variety of services and support alternatives, as well as involving them in the planning and decision-making processes for their care.

Greater Support for Family Caregivers: Hospice care delivered in the home can offer greater support for family caregivers, including respite care and emotional support. Family caregivers may feel more rested and better equipped to take care of their loved one as a result.

How Personal Care and Companion Care Can Provide Family Caregivers With a Break During Hospice

Companion Care: By offering socializing and emotional support to the person receiving hospice care, companion care can allow family caregivers a break. This can involve doing things like reading, watching movies, or taking walks while doing them together.

Personal Care: By assisting with daily living chores like bathing, clothing, and grooming, personal care can provide family caregivers a break. Family caregivers may feel more rested and better equipped to take care of their loved one as a result.

Respite care: By giving family caregivers a break from their caregiving duties, respite care can help. In order to offer family caregivers a break and a chance to refuel, this may entail providing temporary care for the person receiving hospice care.

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