Hospice F.A.Q.

What is UGC Hospice?

Hospice is a program of health care and services designated to meet the special needs, of patients and their loved ones, when the patient is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Can UGC Hospice Make a Difference?

UGC Hospice care can dramatically and positively impact quality of life. The goal is to empower the individual, by providing knowledge and information, to facilitate decision-making.

Our clinical staff is expert on pain control, and symptom management. They are committed to education of patients and caregivers.

Admission Process

Admitting a patient to UGC Hospice program is a simple process for the attending physician, discharge planner or social worker, or any person concerned with a patient’s well-being, can make a referral. Just call the UGC Hospice, a nurse will visit the patient & family at home, hospital or nursing home, the UGC Hospice will contact the patient’s physician for approval. Information about the program will be presented at the time of admission. If the patient/family elect the program, the services will be started immediately.

Who is Eligible for UGC Hospice Care?

Recipients of Services:

  • Live within our geographic Boundaries
  • Have a life-threatening Illness and seek medical, spiritual, psychological, and personal support.
  • Have a Primary Care Physician
Referrals Accepted From:
  • Physicians
  • Hospital Personnel
  • Families and Friends
  • Individuals
 

Who provides Care?

Care is delivered by a team of professionals who address the patients’ needs on medical, physical emotional and spiritual levels. The team consists of the patient’s attending physician, UGC Hospice medical director, registered nurse, home health aide, social worker, chaplain and trained volunteers.

Who Pays for UGC Hospice?

  • Medicare / Medi-Cal
  • Health insurance
  • HMO’s
  • Private Payers

Please call (805)581-5337 for questions or E-mail us at info@ugchospice.com for Information about this benefit

Testimonials

  • Kathy F.
    UGC Hospice  is a gift from God to all!! They are the most caring and wonderful people I have ever met! There is no greater service in the world than to comfort and care for the your family member at the end of life on earth!
    Kathy F.
  • Sandra P.
    I appreciate the care my mother received at your place. I was glad when she couldn’t stop speaking about the nurse helping her and being polite to her always. I would remain grateful to you for making her last days so peaceful.
    Sandra P.
  • Marie S.
    Words cannot express the beautiful experience we had with our family. I will forever be grateful for your service. In a time when we could have felt out of sorts and scared, you provided us the opportunity to feel comfort and strength. Most importantly, my family member was tended to by angels on your staff, and left this world the way he lived his life
    Marie S.
  • James K.
    I gratefully thank UGC Hospice for their ability to care and support the patients in their Hospice, and to our dad. We are thankful  for the ministry to our family and you are loved and appreciated
    James K.

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