Kaweah Delta Hospice has a highly trained team to offer expert managment of
symptoms and support when facing a terminal illness. Through this team of RNs,
social workers, chaplains, aides, volunteers, 24/7 on-call RN, and bereavement
support, the patient/family goals of care will be identified, honored and met.
Further information about services can be given over the telephone or through a
home informational visit.
Please watch our Short Informational Movie about Kaweah Delta Hospice
Kaweah Delta Hospice…It’s About Living Well
Assuring peace of mind through expert medical, emotional, spiritual support.
Offering an exceptional level of care with
grace, compassion, sensitivity and hope.
patient’s individual needs and wishes are at the
heart of everything we do.
patients and their families as they face complex medical illness.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice care helps to manage the physical, emotional,
spiritual and social needs of patients facing complex, terminal illnesses.
The goal of hospice care is to ensure that the patient’s
physical symptoms are expertly managed so they are comfortable and can focus on
other important tasks at the end of life’s journey.
Hospice provides emotional and/or spiritual support for
patients and their families/caregivers; helps patients manage the changes in
daily living activities caused by their disease progression and provides
bereavement support to all involved in the patient’s care.
Who is on the Hospice Team?
The Hospice Team includes physicians, nurses, social
workers, chaplains, and volunteers…all with specialized training to help
alleviate symptoms and provide support to hospice patients and their
families/caregivers. Hospice Team
members provide regular visits throughout the week and on-call staff are
available to help with after-hours needs.
Where is Hospice Care Provided?
Hospice care is provided in a patient’s home or wherever a
patient calls “home” such skilled nursing facilities, residential care
facilities and assisted living centers.
Hospice understands that being able to remain in one’s familiar surroundings
helps patients and their families/caregivers maintain their freedom and
independence and protects against loneliness and isolation. Hospice staff work to nurture and support all
people in the patient’s care environment.
Who pays for Hospice Care?
Most health insurance plans offer some type of hospice
care benefit. Medicare Part A, Medicare
HMO, Unrestricted MediCal, and most private insurances cover hospice services.
Kaweah Delta Hospice bills the patient’s insurance carrier
directly for hospice services including:
What Should I Do if I Think I or Someone I Care About
- Visits by the Hospice Team
Medications related to the hospice diagnosis
- Medical Equipment & Medical Supplies
- Bereavement Services
- Physical, Speech & Occupational Therapy when appropriate
Please call us…sooner, rather than later. Calling is not a commitment, but an
opportunity to learn more about the benefits of Kaweah Delta Hospice and how we
may be able to help you or your loved one.
We can provide information over the phone and/or come to your home to
provide a free assessment and answer your questions. All you have to say is “I want to talk to
someone about hospice” – we’ll take it from there.
900 West Oak Street
Visalia, CA 93291
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Coalition for Compassionate Care
Center to Advance Palliative Care
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- Advance Directive – a form to give specific
direction to physicians, family and caregivers about medical care preferences
when one cannot speak for him or herself.