Coming Home Hospice - General Information
An oasis of caring and support
Services Provided at CHH
Coming Home Hospice (CHH) is a residential setting where clients with terminal illnesses can receive hospice care and 24-hour attendant care.
CHH is a program of California Pacific Medical Center. The VNA or other hospice service provides hospice care and nursing case management in consultation with the client’s personal physician and the Hospice Medical Director. Multidisciplinary services, including registered nursing, social worker and other professional services, are provided on an intermittent basis, and may include spiritual counseling, bereavement support, and rehabilitation therapy. 24-hour care is provided by LVNs and/or home care aides and volunteers. RN and physician services are available on-call 24-hours a day.
CHH is designed to provide 24-hour care in a home-like setting. CHH is not a hospital facility, and patients requiring hospital level of care are not appropriate. Clients are appropriate and eligible for residential hospice placement when they have a prognosis of less than 6 months and have decided in collaboration with their physician to pursue palliative/comfort care only. Admission criteria includes a negative TB skin test, or a chest x-ray that is negative for pulmonary TB. All clients are required to have legally executed a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
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Take a photo tour of Coming Home Hospice's facility.
Coming Home Hospice (CHH) is a beautiful, home-like hospice residence located in the renovated convent of the Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco’s Castro district. The beautiful deck and multiple indoor common areas adorned with stained glass and original art are the result of the dedicated and loving work of the community. During 1985-86, volunteers contributed thousands of hours to the development, fundraising and renovation that produced CHH. It opened its doors on March 2, 1987 as part of the Hospice Program of Visiting Nurses and Hospice of San Francisco (VN&H). The facility was remodeled in 1998.
CHH provides personalized 24-hour hospice care to clients with AIDS, cancer or other terminal illness. The focus of care is palliative. IV infusions are not provided. Residents are accommodated in 15 beds, mostly in private rooms. All resident rooms are wheelchair accessible. Meals are served in the dining room or in residents’ rooms, and are individualized according to dietary needs. There is cable TV, a VCR/DVD, and telephone as well as an extensive on-site video library. Other services include laundry, massage, and volunteer support. No smoking is permitted indoors. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to participate in care of the residents.
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CHH has a multiple fee structure. The client will be charged separately for:
- room and board; and
- hospice care, including nursing, social worker, attendant/home care aide and rehabilitation services.
Charges for room and board are $200 per day. Those unable to afford $200 per day may negotiate another fee prior to admission at Coming Home Hospice. CHH provides a supportive, beautiful and homelike alternative for clients who can no longer remain at home due to progressive illness and need for 24-hour care.
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Memberships and Accreditation
- The United Way
- National Hospice Organization
- National Association for Home Care
- California State Hospice Association
- California Association for Health Services at Home
Coming Home Hospice works with many of the Medicare and Medi-Cal Certified Hospice Agencies in the San Francisco area, and is surveyed by agencies of the state and federal governments, and by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
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