There is a general consensus that the Medicare hospice benefit is underutilized in this country.
Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010
Professional HealthCare at Home, a leading provider of home nursing, rehabilitation therapy, hospice, and personal home care services in Northern California, is now licensed by Medicare for its in-home hospice care program. Medicare-qualified patients who use the company’s home health services, and may eventually need to transition to hospice care, are now able to have full continuity of care. “This is a great relief to families who struggle with end-of-life care for their loved ones,” stated John Griscavage, CEO. “Management of Medicare and other insurance benefits by a single agency, while giving families access to the broadest possible range of home care services, is something we are proud to offer.”
The company pursued its Medicare certification through the Community Health Accreditation Program. Certification allows the company to provide its hospice services to Medicare and Medi-Cal patients as well as many commercial plans. “There is a general consensus that the Medicare hospice benefit is underutilized in our country,” continues Griscavage. “Our mission is to improve awareness of the benefits of hospice care, to help people understand that they can enter, leave, and re-enter the program under Medicare coverage, and to provide the highest level of compassionate care, comfort, and dignity for our patients along with grief counseling, respite care, and emotional and spiritual support for family members.”
Professional HealthCare at Home is a full service agency offering medical, hospice, and non-medical home care to families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Its service area includes San Francisco as well as cities throughout the counties of Alameda , Contra Costa , San Mateo, Santa Clara , Solano, Napa, Yolo, and Marin. It is part of the Professional Healthcare family of companies that include Victorian Home Care in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, Haven HealthCare in the Salt Lake City, Utah region, and other locations in southern Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, post-hospital rehabilitation, wound care, home health aides, medical social workers, medication management, senior care, and hospice care. Home caregivers and personal care assistants provide help with activities of daily living, eldercare, transportation, and companionship. Information is available at http://www.professionalhc.com.
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