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What is 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 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.
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 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:
- Hospital Personnel
- Families and Friends
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 Hospice?
- Medicare / Medi-Cal
- Health insurance
- Private Payers
What Our Client Say About Us
Very pleased with service, very professional staff, amazing care. I highly recommend them and their staff when looking for a Hospice agency.
Absolutely amazing service and genuine loving people working here! Thank you for all you do.
Great people and great service! I have never had anyone support me the way this team has. Definitely recommend.
Thank you UGC for all the support and care. The staff are very nice and supportive. We never had to worry about medicines or supplies. They treat the patients like their family members. God bless you all UGC.!!
UGC Hospice are a wonderful company with great staff. Their number 1 priority is their patients and I recommend them to anyone wanting excellent service for their loved ones!
Nurses are very nice, quick to respond to my mom's needs. They are always available to answer questions, very knowledgeable! They have a great team indeed. I highly recommend them if you or your love ones need hospice care.