Hospice in Tulare County
Not All Hospices Are the Same. Ask for Us by Name.
In 1990, only
5 percent of hospices were for-profit. Today, for-profits dominate the field, representing
63 percent of all hospices.
As nonprofits, the Nonprofit Hospice Coalition of Northern California,
we are driven not by shareholder value, but by exceptional care that is
consistent with patient goals, values and preferences.
The difference matters. A study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, quoted in
The New York Times, concludes that enrolling with a nonprofit may lower the risk of being
discharged from hospice three weeks before death. A recent Yale University
Study and a
Washington Post analysis found that
patients in nonprofit programs were twice as likely to receive a full range
of services and care, compared to those in for-profit programs.
We work together: innovating, advocating, and collaborating. We learn from
each other, share best practices, and help each Other improve care. We
are a crucial safety net for the most vulnerable patients in our communities.
Kaweah Delta Hospice
623 W. Willow St.
Visalia, CA 93291
- Kaweah Delta Hospice is a not-for-profit hospice that has been providing
end of life services in Tulare County and Kings County for over 35 years.
- We serve both adult and pediatric patients and we are partners in the We
Honor Veterans program.
- Our team of physicians and registered nurses (RNs) are available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week, to provide expert management of pain and other symptoms.
- Physicians, RNs, social workers, spiritual counselors and other members
of our team support and honor the patient and family goals of care.
The mission of Kaweah Delta Hospice is to provide physical, emotional,
social, and spiritual support to terminally ill patients, as well as their
families and loved ones, while assisting patients and families to live
with dignity and comfort as they cope with end of life issues.