Routine Hospice Care

Aria Hospice provides care and services to patients based on their individual need.  Routine Hospice Care is the most common level of hospice care provided to patients with limited life expectancy. This is a basic hospice service provided in the patient’s own home.  A patient’s home can also be a skilled nursing facility,  an assisted living facility,  an independent living facility or any other residential care facility for the elderly.

During periods of crisis or special circumstances, other levels of care will be initiated on a short-term basis by the Aria Hospice Team in conjunction with the patient and family.

Certain hospice care must be provided by “core” services.  They are required to be provided directly as employees of the hospice program and cannot be contracted.  One exception is that of Physician Services which was amended in 1997 to include contracted physicians.

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A patient on Routine Hospice Care has access to the following services:

Other services include:

  • Volunteers
  • Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • Durable medical equipment and medical supplies related to the terminal disease.
  • Specialized wound care professionals
  • Special Program for veterans: No Veteran Dies Alone Program that provides ceremonies and other assistance specialized for veterans

Each Aria Hospice patient receives services based on his or her individualized Plan Of Care as developed  by the hospice team, the patient and the patients  family.

All Aria Hospice patients have access 24 hours a day to an on-call nurse, as well as regular visits from the hospice team during working hours. Visits to a patient after regular working hours are also part of the plan of care when necessary.

The physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, all work together to effectively manage symptoms of a patient’s illness.  Chaplains and social workers are also available if so desired by the patent and family to address emotional and spiritual needs.  The Aria Hospice team will always endeavor to understand the patients goals for living in this phase of his or her life.

We Listen. We Care. We Serve.

When you are faced with the challenge of finding a hospice provider to help care for the emotional and physical well being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about hospice care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision.

Aria Hospice operates hospice care programs throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California. We pride ourselves on being one of the areas leading providers of end-of-life care.

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WHO CAN RECEIVE HOSPICE CARE?

Anyone diagnosed with a limited life expectancy can receive Aria Hospice care.

Once a physician certifies that an illness is terminal, (a life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the Aria Hospice team for services, tailored to the needs and wishes of the patient.

Many patients have cancer, but Aria Hospice cares for individuals with many other life-limiting illness, including heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Family and friends also receive the benefit of hospice care, to help them support the patient and adapt to changes in their lives.

Many people mistakenly believe that all hospice patients are bed-bound, critically ill, and unable to continue living life to the fullest. Hospice celebrates life and supports you in achieving your individual needs in this chapter of your life.

Contact our Admission Coordinator at Aria Hospice in San Diego County or Imperial County with any questions you may have about hospice care or eligibility.

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WHY CHOOSE ARIA HOSPICE CARE?

After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

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When a physician determines that there is no curative treatment for a particular illness, the treatment is not helping any longer or you decide that the side effects of treatment are too great, you may consider choosing comfort care as your ultimate goal.

Aggressive medical treatment focuses on curing the physical illness rather than satisfying the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. It often requires intensive care in a clinical setting that can diminish quality of life. Hospice care has the focus of comfort, by relieving pain and other symptoms, while continuing to address emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family.

Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but relieves pain and physical discomfort so that the patient can experience a more peaceful and satisfying quality of life. At Aria Hospice, care is designed to primarily take place in the home or place of residence. Many families tell us that they waited too long to take full advantage of all the benefits offered by hospice care.

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We are one of Southern California’s premier providers of end-of-life care. Click the button below to Request Information or call (619) 795-6010 to learn how hospice care can help.