Caring House is Different
Different business model. Different approaches to payment. Different in care focus. Different for families. Different is good. Read more . . .
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With Caring House you’ll be proud to have a reliable place to consistently refer patients with 45 days or less to live.
You often face difficult time constraints when working to find the best place for your patients at the end of life. We are committed to helping you help those patients. Our Pledge to our care professional referral sources.
Six Key Facts
- 97% of our residents are with us 45 days or less.
- 100% of our residents have received hospice care during their stay.
- All five bedrooms are private, for privacy and dignity.
- We are licensed as an RCFE (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly) with hospice waivers for all bedrooms.
- We are private pay and operate on a sliding scale basis. We depend on residents and family members to help cover the cost of care to the best of their ability. We’re able to do this thanks to the generosity of our donors.
- We are not a hospice service, we are a home.
What they’re saying . . .
- The Caring House admissions staff are very friendly, efficient and communicate updates among patient, families and hospice team to facilitate a smooth transfer/hospice admission. The referral process is very simple, they are always just a phone call or fax away and they see patients/families as soon as possible. They are always willing to set up a tour and have even come to the hospital to meet patients/families at the bedside. Their entire staff is accommodating and compassionate to patients, families, hospice staff and to anyone who walks through their door.
— Breanna Ramos RN, BSN, PHN, CHPN, Torrance Memorial Hospice Admissions Nurse and placement professional
- In my ten years of practicing hospice in Los Angeles, I have not seen a place like the Caring House. Caring House is the only facility in the area that focuses exclusively on treating patients at the end of life, and it shows both in the expertise and compassion of the care provided. The staff manages to create a peaceful, serene atmosphere for all their residents. Caring House offers a truly home-like place where every patient and visitor is not only welcome, but respected for who they are and where they are in their journey. It is a wonderful solution for anyone who values peace, dignity and expert care at the end of life.
— Martina Meier, MD, hospice physician
Quick links for you
- Our Pledge to our care professional referral sources.
- Medical conditions allowed list (see Our Pledge page 2).
- Admission criteria.
- COVID-19 and admissions.
- Our hospice directory.
- Admissions FAQs.
- Coronavirus precautions for hospice home care (free guide for families).
- Contact us . . .
Caring House and Hospice
We welcome residents who are using Medicare-certified hospice services. Hospice service teams offer medical care and pain and symptom management, as well as spiritual support, counseling and education. Hospice team members visit our residents and provide vital support to them and their loved ones, in collaboration with our staff.
We are not a hospice service, we are a home. Our residents/families select their own Medicare-certified hospice. Before serving a resident, a hospice signs our standard care coordination agreement. Our hospice directory.
Hospice is only part of the answer to end-of-life care at home
Hospice provides a wonderful combination of medical and social services to men and women nearing the ends of their lives.
But it doesn’t do everything. Typically, hospice staff will visit a patient between 5 and 10 hours per week. There are 168 hours in a week. That means that the family providing care at home is on their own at least 94% of the time.
If the patient is nearing the end of life and receiving hospice care, and the family wants or needs additional help, they have three choices,
- Paid home care workers or home nurses.
- A care home dedicated to end-of-life care (Caring House).
- A long-term care facility (skilled nursing facility, or large or small assisted living) not dedicated to end-of-life care.
All potential residents are considered as part of an admissions pool, which is continually evaluated by the admissions team. The team reviews assessment materials, applies the admission criteria, considers the needs and demands of residents already at Caring House, and considers whether Caring House is able to provide safe care for the potential resident.
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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please call our care manager / admissions team at 310-796-6625 ext. 2 or use our handy Care Pro Contact page.