Compassionate End of Life Care

At Inland Regional Hospice we know that when caring for a loved one with a life-limiting Illness that it is more than their physical comfort at stake. It is for this reason we strive to provide a well-rounded approach that gives each patient compassionate care that will comfort them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

How to Know When “It’s Time”

Every patient is an individual with their own wants, needs, desires, and wishes so this question of timing does not have a black and white answer. What we can say is that if you or a loved on has a life-limiting illness, and aggressive treatment is not being recommended, or sought, it is a good time to make arrangements with our professional staff.

Family Involvement in Care

Nobody knows the wants, needs, desires, and wishes of your or your loved one better than you and your family. It is for this reason we allow the family and patient to be integrally involved in the creation and regular updating of Care Plans. This ensures that each patient and their family can control and customize care in a way that best fits them.

At Inland Regional Hospice LLC we care for patients, families and the bereaved as they struggle with end of life decisions. We believe in the dignity of each person and the value of each human life. Inland Regional Hospice LLC exists not to postpone death but to help the patient and family live as fully as possible.

Whether accompanied by disease or not, death is a universal fact of life and dying is a natural process. Every person is entitled to participate fully in preparation for death in a way that is meaningful to them.

While there are many great Hospice providers in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County, Inland Regional Hospice is different in the fact that it was created by two dedicated owners of Assisted Living Facilities. In their time caring for quite literally hundreds of seniors and seeing how Hospice care affects patients as well as families; the owners of Inland Regional Hospice set out to create a better, less intrusive mode of care. From the family / patient involvement in creating Care Plans to the custom care provided, you will quickly see what makes Inland Regional Hospice the most compassionate choice for you or your loved one.
One of the first things the Inland Regional Hospice will do is contact the patient’s physician to make sure he or she agrees that hospice care is appropriate for the patient at this time. (Most hospices have medical staff available to help patients who have no physician). The patient will be asked to sign consent and insurance forms. These are similar to the forms patients sign when they enter a Hospital. The “hospice election form” says that the patient understands that the care is palliative (that is, aimed at pain relief and symptom control) rather than curative. It also outlines the services available. The form Medicare patients sign also tells how electing the Medicare hospice benefit affects other Medicare coverage.
Hospice is the only licensed health care agency providing Nursing, Social and Spiritual Care to patients diagnosed with End of Life illness and social and spiritual support to their families.
Hospice services are provided to people with End of Life diagnoses.
Patients and their families have the option to choose to receive patient’s care in their Home, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Homes and Nursing or Skilled Facilities.
Hospice is covered by most major insurance companies including, Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, HMO, or other private insurance companies. This includes medical equipment and illness-related medications. When insurance does not cover hospice care, Inland Regional Hospice offers many services regardless of the ability to pay.

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