Hospice by the Bay works closely with community physicians to ensure the highest quality end-of-life care for their patients.
Studies show that 80 percent of people prefer to die at home, and that most patients nearing the end of life value comfort and quality of life over curative efforts. In a recent study, hospice patients receiving individualized case management and the range of hospice services were compared to non-hospice patients with matched diagnoses and debilities. The hospice patients lived longer with a higher quality of life. Hospice allows people to die with comfort and dignity.
Patients and families benefit from early referral
We urge you refer to Hospice by the Bay early. There is no penalty for referring too soon. Our Medical Team can help determine if it’s time for hospice care. Should your patient come on our service, you can stay involved with care while we treat symptoms and provide spiritual, emotional and practical support to patients and their families.
Medical Team Consult
Feel free to contact Hospice by the Bay’s Hospice Physicians anytime during a patient’s illness. We are happy to consult with you on pain management, hydration and other aspects of end-of-life care, as well as help you determine if it’s time to refer to Hospice By The Bay.