Home health nurse in Stockton CA
Hospice Care
Infinity Care Home Health and Hospice team in Sacramento CA
Hospice care focuses on the needs of individuals faced with a life-limiting illness and their families, rather than focusing on the illness. Hospice seeks to offer comfort, a better quality of life, and support for the entire family. Infinity Care Services employs a diverse team of professionals, including a clinical supervisor with 30 years of hospice experience, to provide skilled medical care, pain and symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support to clients and their families. Although hospice care is most commonly provided in a home setting, Infinity Care Services can also provide hospice care in an assisted-living facility or nursing home.

When to Begin Hospice Care

The time for hospice is when curative measures are no longer effective or desired by a client. It is preferable to seek hospice care sooner rather than later. Many clients are referred too late to benefit fully from all the services offered through hospice.

The time to discuss hospice is before it is needed. Anyone can refer a person to hospice. If you have questions about hospice care or need help with a referral, please contact us. We’ll guide you through the process.

How Infinity Hospice Services Help

Infinity Care focuses on alleviating the pain and symptoms associated with life-limiting illnesses through a combination of medications, therapies, and counseling. We also provide multiple levels of support for both clients and families of people going through a very important time of life. We work as a team with each client’s physician to create a personalized care plan. In addition to each client’s own doctor, the hospice team includes a medical director, nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical, speech, and occupational therapists, social workers, spiritual advisors, and volunteers. A nurse is on call 24/7 to answer questions and offer support. Our services include:
  • Pain management
  • Management of symptoms related to the illness, such as nausea, anxiety, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • Medications related to the hospice diagnosis
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Repositioning and transfers
  • Assistance with daily household tasks: laundry, light housekeeping, light meal preparation
  • Personal care: bathing, grooming, toileting, and dressing
  • Caregiver education
  • Volunteer services
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Assistance with end-of-life decisions such as advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders or funeral planning
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Respite care

Who We Help

Hospice is open to anyone of any age with a life-limiting illness, with a prognosis of 6 months or less should the disease follow its natural course. Some of these illnesses include:
  • Cancer
  • End-Stage Cardiovascular Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • ALS
  • Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • End-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
  • End-Stage Dementia
  • AIDS
Persons who are experiencing serious multi-symptom decline (often known as “failure to thrive”), repeated emergency room visits and/or hospitalizations, or discontinuing aggressive treatment may also be eligible for hospice care. It is not necessary to be homebound to receive hospice care.

Eligibility for hospice care must be certified by a doctor. Persons may cease hospice care at any time. If their condition improves, they can be discharged from hospice care and returned to regular medical treatment, with the option to return to hospice whenever it is appropriate again.

Financial Considerations in Hospice Care

Because we are Medicare-certified for hospice care in California, Medicare pays 100% of allowable charges from Infinity Care Services. This includes medications, durable medical equipment, and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis. It also includes all your home visits from our team, respite care, and inpatient care. Most private insurance or managed care plans also offer hospice coverage, usually with no out-of-pocket costs, deductibles, or co-pays.