SoCal HHA & Hospice Care, INC.


Hospice Care

Hospice is a specialized discipline of care that focuses on providing support to terminally ill patients who have a life expectancy of less than six months. It is a form of palliative care, which emphasizes enhancing the patient’s comfort and quality of life during this stage. Hospice care encompasses a comprehensive range of services designed to assist patients in experiencing a peaceful and dignified transition.

SoCal Hospice Care was established based on a fundamental belief that a combination of compassion and clinical excellence offers the most effective approach to ensure comfort and dignity at the end of life's journey.

By integrating these essential elements, SoCal Hospice Care strives to provide exceptional care and support to patients and their families during this challenging time.


Among the Resources Available are

Educational materials

Access to valuable information and educational resources that can enhance understanding of the medical condition, treatment options, and supportive care measures.

Counseling services

Professional counseling services for both patients and their families to address emotional and psychological concerns, providing a safe space to share feelings, cope with grief, and find solace.

Support groups

Opportunities to connect with others who are going through similar experiences, fostering a sense of community and providing emotional support through group discussions and shared experiences.

Spiritual care

Guidance and support to nurture the patient's spiritual well-being, respecting and honoring their individual beliefs and preferences.

Caregiver support

Resources, training, and guidance specifically tailored to support family caregivers in their vital role, helping them navigate the challenges and responsibilities they may encounter.

By offering these diverse resources, we aim to ensure that every patient and family receives the comprehensive support they need to navigate the complexities of their unique journey.

Disease Specific Programs

Specialized end-of-life care for patients with heart disease, cancer, and more

In the realm of hospice care, certain diseases and conditions present distinct challenges that require specialized attention and expertise. Recognizing this, SoCal Hospice Care has developed a range of disease-specific care programs meticulously designed to cater to the unique needs of patients living with these conditions.
Through the implementation of specialized training, equipment, and personalized care approaches, SoCal Hospice Care’s disease-specific hospice programs offer a more targeted style of care tailored to individuals with the following conditions:

If You’re Under 50

Hospice Care For Patients Under 50

While the care focus for older hospice patients often revolves around honoring a life well-lived, the goal for patients under 50 is centered on making the best of a life that is ending too soon. SoCal Hospice care at a younger age introduces a whole new set of emotional challenges for both the patient and their loved ones. Although nothing can erase the tragedy of someone passing prematurely, hospice can serve as a guiding light amidst the storm.

At SoCal Hospice, we have extensive experience in caring for patients under 50, and we are dedicated to providing tailored care programs that address their unique needs.

Where Do I Begin?

What is Hospice?

At its core, hospice care is a compassionate and specialized approach that aims to bring comfort and support to individuals facing a terminal condition with a prognosis of less than six months to live. It goes beyond just medical treatment by addressing the holistic needs of the patient and their family during this profound and challenging phase of life. By employing a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, hospice provides comprehensive care that encompasses physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

When is it
time for hospice?

When faced with the reality of limited life expectancy, the decision to consider hospice care is a significant and deeply personal one. It is a choice that prioritizes the patient’s comfort and dignity, embracing the belief that quality of life holds greater significance than mere quantity. While this decision is often made when the patient’s condition has reached an advanced stage, it is advisable to initiate conversations about hospice earlier, before the illness progresses to a critical point.

What is Covered Under Hospice?

Hospice care encompasses a comprehensive range of services designed to address the diverse needs of patients nearing the end of life. This holistic approach extends beyond medical treatment to incorporate both clinical and spiritual support, recognizing the importance of addressing physical, emotional, and existential aspects of the patient’s well-being.

Who Pays
for Hospice?

Hospice care, a vital service for patients with a terminal prognosis, is made accessible through funding from various sources. Medicare, Medicaid, and many individual insurers contribute to the financial support of hospice, ensuring that eligible patients can receive the care they need during their final months of life.

The Medicare hospice benefit is particularly significant, as it provides coverage for individuals who have been..


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I ask for Hospice?
Consider discussing hospice with your loved one's physician if they have a terminal condition. Some doctors readily suggest hospice, while others may be less familiar with its benefits and less likely to recommend it.
Is hospice expensive?
Medicare, Medicaid, and many individual insurance providers offer funding for hospice services. Individuals with a terminal prognosis of six months or less are eligible for hospice coverage. The expenses related to medications and therapies aimed at relieving pain and providing comfort are typically included as part of hospice coverage. By receiving hospice services, families and responsible parties can alleviate some of the financial burdens they might face. Otherwise, they would need to pay out-of-pocket for medications or equipment such as beds or wheelchairs.
Is hospice free?
Medicare, Medicaid, and most individual insurance providers offer coverage for hospice services. While expenses like full-time caregiving may not be covered, hospice can still provide significant financial relief for families and responsible parties. Instead of having to pay out-of-pocket for medications or equipment such as beds or wheelchairs, these costs can be alleviated through hospice coverage.
Does insurance cover hospice costs?
The majority of individual insurance providers offer coverage for hospice services. If you are uncertain about the coverage provided by your insurance plan, most hospice providers can assist you in determining if their services are covered under your specific insurance policy.
How does hospice care start?
At any time, you can request an evaluation for hospice care. Once a terminal diagnosis is provided by a doctor, the care can be approved. At this stage, you can reach out to a hospice provider to initiate the process of hospice admission. It is important to note that "admission" in this context refers to the commencement of services and does not necessarily indicate physical admission to a facility or new location.
When should someone consider hospice?
The option of hospice care should be carefully considered when a patient's life expectancy is limited, and they or their loved ones prioritize comfort and dignity as their primary goals. It is advisable to initiate discussions about hospice before the illness reaches an advanced stage. From the perspective of the patient's well-being, hospice care is most relevant when the quality of life is compromised due to ongoing care or treatment that is unlikely to prolong life or enhance comfort significantly. The decision regarding hospice care varies for each patient and their family, but in its simplest form, it entails considering hospice when the quality of life holds greater significance than the quantity of life.
When is a good time for hospice?
While the decision varies for each patient and their family, it can be simplified by considering that hospice should be considered when the focus shifts from the quantity of life to the quality of life.