Who Is Eligible For Hospice Care?
Patients who have a terminal illness who have elected treatment to relieve
symptoms rather than seek curative measures.
How Do I Access Hospice Services?
A physician referral or the request of a patient or family member is required
to begin the hospice process. A Hospice nurse will visit the patient and
family in their residence or in the hospital to access the immediate needs,
recommended an initial plan of care, and obtain an informed consent.
The attending physician is required to certify terminal illness. Care may
be provided in a personal residence, nursing home, assisted living facility
and at times in a hospital.
Who Pays For Hospice Care?
Hospice care is insured by the Medicare Hospice Benefit. We accept both
Medicare and MediCal, and an optional benefit provided by other private
For more information about Torrance Memorial Hospice, call 310-784-3751.