Frequently Asked Question

What is a Hospice?

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Hospice is a type of specialized care for patients who are nearing the end of their life. Hospice helps patients who are terminally ill live a comfortable life. Patients usually enter hospice during the last few months or weeks of their life. Hospice is personal and family-centered. Hospice provides many kinds of support through a team of highly trained professionals. The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of life and to meet the specific needs of individual patients.

Westlake is an outpatient hospice facility. Hospice care is unique to each patient and includes a wide spectrum of care to manage the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on the individual as a whole. Depending on the needs of the patient, hospice includes doctor and nurse care, prescription medicine, therapy, medical equipment, and supplies related to the patient’s condition. Hospice strives to ensure the comfort and well being of every patient, while making the most out of their remaining time.

Who Pays for a Hospice?

Westlake Village Hospice is covered by most medical insurances, including Medicare. However, Hospice can sometimes includes a small, out of pocket fee. If you have Medicare, Medicare pays the hospice provider for your care without a deductible. Patients will pay:

- Your monthly Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) premiums.
-A copayment of up to $5 per prescription for outpatient prescription drugs for pain and symptom management. In the rare case your drug isn’t covered by the hospice benefit, your hospice provider should contact your Medicare drug plan (if you have one) to see if it’s covered by Medicare prescription drug coverage(Part D).
-5% of the Medicare-approved amount for inpatient respite care.

The list of accepted insurance providers are outlined on our insurance page. Patients without insurance are sometime eligible to receive financial assistance for hospice care.

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    Hospicecare Westlake Village

    24-7 Hospice Care

    2659 Townsgate Rd. Ste. 128 Westlake Village, CA 91361

    24-7 Hospice Care, Inc provides home hospice care for patients in Los Angeles, Arleta, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Burbank, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Glenoaks, Granada HIlls, Hansen Hills, Hidden Hills, La Crescenta, Lake Balboa, Lake View Terrace, MIssion Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, San Fernando, Shadow Hills, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley, Sunland, Studio City, Sylmar, Tarzana, Toluca Lake, Toluca Terrace, Tujunga, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Vergudo, West Hills, West Toluca Lake, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Ventura County, Antelope Valley, and the San Fernando Valley.
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