About Hospice

 

Hospice Services of St. Joseph Health provides:

  • Comfort care when cure is no longer possible
  • Home visits by an interdisciplinary team: Nurses, Hospice Physicians, Hospice Aides, Social Workers, Volunteers, and Spiritual Care Providers.
  • Medical and nursing services
  • Expert pain and symptom management
  • 24 hour on-call support
  • Assistance with the practical responsibilities of day to day living
  • Support for coping with feelings that arise
  • Grief support following the loss of a loved one
  • Complete support for the patient
  • Prescription drugs and necessary medical equipment and supplies

Care is provided when:

  • Someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness
  • The patient resides in their private residence, a nursing home, assisted living and/or residential care facility in Sonoma County or northern/western Marin County
  • The patient or a designated responsible person consents to Hospice services
  • The patient's doctor recommends Hospice services

There is no charge to the patient for services. Insurance is billed as appropriate. Non-reimbursed costs are supported by donations.

Don’t Hesitate to Call.
Deciding to contact hospice may feel like a difficult choice, but family members often say they wish they had called us sooner to access the care and support hospice provides.