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What is a Hospice?

Hospice is a type of specialized care for patients who are nearing the end of their life. Hospice helps patients who are terminally ill live a comfortable life. Patients usually enter hospice during the last few months or weeks of their life. Hospice is personal and family-centered. Hospice provides many kinds of support through a team of highly trained professionals. The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of life and to meet the specific needs of individual patients.

Westlake is an outpatient hospice facility. Hospice care is unique to each patient and includes a wide spectrum of care to manage the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on the individual as a whole. Depending on the needs of the patient, hospice includes doctor and nurse care, prescription medicine, therapy, medical equipment, and supplies related to the patient’s condition. Hospice strives to ensure the comfort and well being of every patient, while making the most out of their remaining time.

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What is a Hospice?

Hospice is a type of specialized care for patients who are nearing the end of their life. Hospice helps patients who are terminally ill live a comfortable life. Patients usually enter hospice during the last few months or weeks of their life. Hospice is personal and family-centered. Hospice provides many kinds of support through a team of highly trained professionals. The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of life and to meet the specific needs of individual patients.

Westlake is an outpatient hospice facility. Hospice care is unique to each patient and includes a wide spectrum of care to manage the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on the individual as a whole. Depending on the needs of the patient, hospice includes doctor and nurse care, prescription medicine, therapy, medical equipment, and supplies related to the patient’s condition. Hospice strives to ensure the comfort and well being of every patient, while making the most out of their remaining time.

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Who Pays for a Hospice?

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Westlake Village Hospice is covered by most medical insurances, including Medicare. However, Hospice can sometimes includes a small, out of pocket fee. If you have Medicare, Medicare pays the hospice provider for your care without a deductible. Patients will pay:
- Your monthly Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) premiums.
-A copayment of up to $5 per prescription for outpatient prescription drugs for pain and symptom management. In the rare case your drug isn’t covered by the hospice benefit, your hospice provider should contact your Medicare drug plan (if you have one) to see if it’s covered by Medicare prescription drug coverage(Part D).
-5% of the Medicare-approved amount for inpatient respite care.

The list of accepted insurance providers are outlined on our insurance page. Patients without insurance are sometime eligible to receive financial assistance for hospice care.

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Who Can Receive Hospice Care?

Hospice is for anyone with a limited life-expectancy. Westlake Village serves patients in the Los Angeles and Ventura area. Patients eligible for hospice usually have a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Medicare requires that patients meet specific guidelines before receiving hospice. These requirements include:-Documented life-limiting prognosis by a certified physician(s), which means a life expectancy of six months, if the disease follows a normal course.-The patient elects to receive comfort (palliative) care, instead of seeking aggressive treatment.Many of the patients who receive hospice care are elderly. Westlake Village Hospice Care provides elderly patients with the familiarity of their home, which reduces falls and injuries and creates a more comfortable environment.  If you or a loved one is in need of hospice care in LA County, Northridge, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Antelope Valley, or surrounding areas, contact us.

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