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Manor Hospice
Manor Hospice care teams are highly qualified professionals working together to provide comprehensive, loving support for people with terminal illnesses. The hospice care includes effective pain and sigmaessays symptom management techniques called “palliative care” or “comfort care.”

Based on research, people who receive hospice care early often live longer than people who enroll later in hospice toward final stages of their disease (with comparable diagnosis). Families who have experienced the various services that hospice provides, often say, “We just wish we had called hospice sooner!”

Manor Hospice care team is composed of professional caregivers who are specially trained and equipped to provide the highest level of care meeting the needs of both patient and families, along with their affiliated pharmacy. They are Licensed Nurses, Certified Home Health Aides, Medical Social Workers, Chaplains/Bereavement Specialists, Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Volunteers.

Manor Hospice is available to provide services in the privacy of a patient’s home, at residential care facilities (board and care), assisted living facilities, or nursing homes.

At your request, or at custom writings the request of your family, or physician, a Manor Hospice care coordinator will visit you to assess your needs and answer any questions about hospice care.

There are NO out-of-pocket expenses to either patients or their families for hospice care. Medicare and the California State Medicaid programs offer full coverage for Manor Hospice services. Medicare and Medicaid continue their normal benefits to cover any other care unrelated to patient’s primary hospice diagnosis.

Our primary focus is the patient's comfort and quality of life.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is not a place, but a special healthcare option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. It is when a cure is no longer a viable option, at which point the primary focus is the patient’s comfort & quality of life. Hospice care is designed for patients from all “walks-of-life” where their spiritual, social and cultural needs are met.

Eligibility for Medicare Hospice benefits is based on meeting all of the following conditions:

  • You are eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance).
  • Your doctor and the hospice medical director certify that you are terminally ill and have 6 months or less to live. Even if you live longer than 6 months, you can have hospice care as long as your doctor recertifies that you are terminally ill.
  • You sign a statement choosing Hospice care instead of other Medicare-covered benefits to treat your terminal illness.
  • You receive care from a Medicare-approved hospice program.
Medicare/Medicaid Coverage
Medicare/Medicaid will cover the hospice care you get for your terminal illness, but it must be from a Medicare/Medicaid–approved hospice provider. The following hospice services are covered by Medicare/Medicaid and Medicaid/Medi-Cal:

  • Doctor services and nursing care
  • Medical equipment, supplies, drugs for symptoms
  • Dietary and social worker
  • Physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy
  • Spiritual services (by arrangement)
  • Bereavement
Levels of Hospice Care
Routine Home Care: care is provided in the privacy of your home

Continuous Care: shifts of hospice staff are provided for a brief period to help the patient remain at home through a difficult time rather than transferring the patient to the hospital

Respite Care: a short-term stay (up to 5 days) in a nursing home or hospital to provide relief to caregivers

General Inpatient Care: temporary intensive care provided at a hospital or nursing home to manage pain or symptoms that cannot be controlled in other settings

Not Covered by Medicare
  1. Treatment and/or prescription drugs intended to CURE your terminal illness rather than for symptom or pain relief.
  2. Care from any hospice provider that was not set up by the Hospice Team.
  3. Room & Board – your personal residence, nursing or hospice residential facility. However, a short-term inpatient respite care may be covered if deemed necessary by the hospice team.
  4. Care in an emergency room, inpatient facility care, or ambulance transportation – unless it’s arranged by your hospice medical team or is related to your terminal illness.
Other Informational Benefits of Hospice Care
  1. Licensed nurse visits weekly to regulate and minimize any onset of infection and/or discomfort. Periodic vital signs monitoring. Lab work as needed.
  2. Physician/Nurse Practitioner visits to assess health condition.
  3. Certified Health Aide for hygiene and grooming assistance.
  4. No Co-Pays and No-Costs on medical doctor visits, incontinence supplies, other personal necessities, medical equipment, medications, nourishment supplements (as needed).
  5. Health Coordinators periodically communicate with patients, families/caregiver to maintain high quality care. Visiting staff live locally to ensure immediate response/attention.
Our team of local volunteers are available to explain the informational benefits of hospice care.