Symphony Hospice

4 Myths About Hospice Care in CA

Symphony Hospice sees a lot of people on a day-to-day basis, and there are a lot of myths that come up about hospice care in general. Here is a look at some of the most common myths and the actual facts every patient and family member should know before treatment.


Myth: Hospice is a facility where patients go.


There is such a thing as a hospice care center where patients with a terminal illness go to stay for care. However, Symphony Hospice offers care to the patient wherever the patient may be. Some patients go to what is referred to as a freestanding hospice care center, which is a place where people can stay and receive care from their choice of providers of hospice care in CA.


Myth: Hospice care is only for people that can't have any more care.


Hospice care can be done at any time someone has a terminal illness, and that person may still be receiving other life-saving levels of care. For example, a patient who has a terminal form of breast cancer may still be undergoing treatments with chemotherapy and can also be under hospice care.


Myth: Hospice is only available for people who do not live all alone.


Hospice is about treating the patient, and yes, they do involve the family and close friends in the care efforts as much as possible. Nevertheless, people who live all alone can still receive hospice care just the same. Some people do live all alone or do not have any close relatives who can be there for them. In these cases, hospice care can really be a valuable thing for the patient.


Myth: Paying for hospice care in CA is expensive.


Hospice care is covered by most government-funded and private health insurance policies, and there are also programs available in the state that can help cover some of the costs. Talk to a Symphony Hospice care agent to find out more about paying for care.