FAQ’s

Making the choice of the proper hospice care for your loved one should not be stressful. We understand there are a lot of questions and concerns. We can schedule a private consultation with family members to answer any questions or concerns regarding hospice care. It is always our goal to provide high-quality hospice care to make sure your loved one is comfortable.

Give us a call today to learn more about our hospice: (747) 282-1515

Golden Gate Hospice provides compassionate care for those individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their families, through quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support.

We are dedicated to providing information, education and support to family members throughout the process and enjoy our position as thoughtful leaders in palliative medicine.

We are honored to walk beside you during difficult times. Your path with us will be meaningful and gentle. Your feelings will be understood and your wishes will be honored. Helping cherish every moment of life. You will find care and support for every step you choose.

Common myth

If you choose hospice, you can’t keep seeing
your primary care physician.

Another common hospice myth is that you can no longer see your PCP (primary care physician). If preferred, the patient’s current primary care physician can remain their doctor while on hospice care.

If you choose hospice, you can’t go to
the emergency room or hospital.

Not true – a common mistake is that families think when a patient is sick they can just go to the emergency room (hospital) as an urgent care to treat their loved ones. In fact, Golden Gate Hospice Care can help manage all of the patient’s needs without the need of going to the hospital. Being in hospice care does NOT take away the right of going to the hospital or emergency room. The emergency room (hospital) should only be used in a true emergency.

FAQs

FAQs about Hospice Services

Our hospice care services are for adult and pediatric patients with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses. Here are some of the most common questions people ask us about our hospice services.

What is hospice?

Hospice care focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life. It prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering. It provides an alternative to therapies focused on life-prolonging measures that may be arduous, likely to cause more symptoms, or are not aligned with a person’s goals.

What is Palliative Care?

An approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual.  It focus on optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex illness.

How will I pay for hospice?

Medicare covers the cost of hospice care as part of the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Get answers to common questions about paying for hospice.

What medical conditions are covered?

Although each of the diseases listed below has unique symptoms, hospice is available to any patient with a prognosis of six months or less. Find answers to common questions about symptoms for specific diseases

Hospice Services

E

Lung Disease

E

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

E

Heart Disease

E

Congestive heart failure

E

Ischemic heart disease

E

Neurologic Diseases such as: Stroke, Coma, ALS, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Huntington’s, Muscular dystrophy

E

Renal failure

E

Liver disease

E

Cancer

E

Congestive heart failure

E

AIDS/HIV—Autoimmune diseases

E

Alzheimer's / Dementia

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