Improved quality of life for patients with a life-limiting illness
Hope works with you, your family and your physician to determine what care and services we can offer to meet your needs. Patients who don’t yet qualify for hospice benefits, or who have been discharged from hospice, are eligible for Hope’s Advanced Illness Care (AIC) program. This free program keeps patients connected to Hope until they meet the Medicare requirements for hospice care.
If you or a loved one is living with a terminal condition, we deliver assistance and peace of mind to you — and your family — through contact with our social workers and volunteers.
Advanced illness care begins with Hope
Participation in our AIC program requires an order from a physician indicating the patient has a terminal condition or is pre-hospice.
You and your family benefit because you become, or remain, connected to the Hope care team:
- Our social workers are available to answer questions, provide emotional support or identify community resources.
- Volunteers continue to visit with the patients and provide caregiver relief.
Seamless transition to next level of care
If patients feel their health is declining, a Hope nurse can evaluate the patient to determine if they are eligible for hospice care or home health services.
AIC families are also welcome to attend Hope’s education series that provides resources and support to caregivers of patients with life-limiting or disabling conditions. Learn more about the Family Caregiver Education Series, which is provided at no cost to community members.
The Advanced Illness Care program is provided as a service to the community. You can learn more by contacting us at (925) 829-8770.