Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible for Hospice services?


Hospice care is available to all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Patients of any age are accepted, and with any life-threatening illness, including debility and dementia. Patients may receive care at home, in a residential care facility, or at a skilled nursing facility located within a 50-mile radius of the city of Eureka.




How is a referral made?


A physician can make a referral to Hospice but a doctor's referral is not necessary. Anyone can call Hospice directly and ask for an informational visit. Call our Admissions department to schedule a visit (707) 445-5042.




How is Hospice paid for?


Hospice Services are paid for with the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medi-Cal Hospice Benefit, and most types of private insurance, including the Veteran's Administration. Patients with no insurance may pay based on a sliding fee scale. We rely on the generosity of our donors to cover services not covered by insurance. All of our patients receive exactly the same services, regardless of their ability to pay, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or national origin.




What does the Hospice benefit cover?


* Medical care and nursing services related to the terminal illness * Home Health Aide services * Services of Medical Social Workers, Chaplains, and Patient Care Volunteers * All medications related to the terminal illness * All medical equipment, such as an electric bed, oxygen, or wheelchair, related to the terminal illness * Grief support services





There is no charge or obligation for information visits or evaluations.  Once a patient is enrolled, all hospice services are paid for by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and private insurance. 

Admissions (707) 445-5042