Hospice is a special kind of care given to people nearing the end of their lives — a philosophy focused on patient comfort, and dedicated to helping patients and families live each day to its fullest.
An individualized plan of care is developed for each patient under the direction of their own physician, according to the unique needs of the patient and their family. This care plan generally combines pain and symptom management with practical and emotional support, and is carried out through the specialized skills of the hospice team. This "team approach" enhances the patient's quality of care, and is one of the qualities that makes hospice care truly unique.
Hospice care can be provided either in the patient's home or in the area's skilled nursing facilities.
For more information, please contact Snowline's Clinical Facilitator at (530) 621-7820. Request for Hospice Order for Physicians.
Who is Eligible for Hospice Care?
Anyone who is determined by a physician to have a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less.
Hospice care is provided for as long as necessary.
Who Pays for Hospice Care?
- Hospice care is available to all patients regardless of their ability to pay. Patients and families are never billed for services.
- Medicare, Medi-Cal and most private health insurance policies have a hospice benefit.
- The uninsured are served through funds generated by Snowline Hospice thrift stores located in El Dorado County and Folsom, as well as private donations.
"You made our experience/journey tolerable and helped smooth out the bumpy parts. The entire Snowline team was respectful, supportive, intuitive and competent. Thank you for being accessible at all hours, and thank you for doing what you do and being who you are."