Coming Home Hospice is a program of California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Only persons who are eligible for admission into a Certified Hospice Program and who meet the following admission criteria will be considered. Persons being followed by another hospice program will be eligible for admission.
- Terminal Illness. The person must have a diagnosis of AIDS/HIV disease, cancer or other terminal disease. The adult (18 years or above) must be in the terminal phase of his/her illness and have a prognosis of six months or less. The patient and his/her physician must agree that the focus of care is palliative only. The prognosis and focus on palliative care must be confirmed in writing by the primary physician.
- Intravenous Medications. The person will not have requirements for intravenous therapy.
- Continuous Care. The person will not have requirements for continuous 24-hour one-to-one supervision. Should this be necessary, the patient will be financially responsible to hire a sitter or family members may provide this care.
- Negative TB Status. The person must have been certified by an MD to be non-contagious with pulmonary TB within 3 months of admission.
- Decubitis. No person may be admitted with a Stage III or greater decubitis ulcer.
- Financial Status. The resident will be responsible to pay for room and board on a monthly basis. Financial assessment will be completed and reviewed to determine room and board rates.
- Other Family Members. Family members, such as spouses, partners, parents, siblings, children, or friends may not live with the patient at Coming Home Hospice.
- Durable Power of Attorney For Finances. Prior to admission, identification of a durable power of attorney for finances or another responsible party is required to make decisions and to handle pertinent financial matters after admission.
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. Prior to admission, identification of a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care or another responsible party is required to make critical medical decisions after admission for the resident if he/she is no longer competent to make such decisions.
- Illegal Substances. The person may not have or use illegal drugs while a resident at Coming Home Hospice.
- Admission Agreement. The person, a close family member, Durable Power of Attorney or the identified responsible person must sign the Admission Agreement to Coming Home Hospice.
- A Completed Application must be submitted to CHH to establish status on the waiting list.