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American Care Hospice

American Care Hospice

At American Care Hospice Company we know that it can be a very difficult and overwhelming time for you and your family. You don’t need to go through it alone. Fighting an illness for months or years is difficult. Considering hospice now may feel like giving up. Although a cure isn’t possible, there is still much you can control, and still a great reason to hope. Hospice can help you:

• Feel greater peace regardless of age or prognosis

• Enrich your relationships

• Experience end of life in a way that honors who you are and what you believe.

 

As your focus shifts from a cure to quality of life, our goal is to help ease your burden and enable you to live every day as fully as possible. We are here to respect your wishes, protect your dignity, and help you celebrate your life in comfort, surrounded by the people you love. We will walk with you and your family every step of the way.

Why American Care Hospice?

We approach care on a holistic, patient-centered basis.  Recognizing that each patient and family deals with illness and grief differently, the hospice care plan is tailored to meet those varied needs, while, at the same time, addressing the symptoms, need for pain management and all other technical aspects of an individual’s care.

The comprehensive plan of care is directed by the patient and carried out by our hospice team, which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed, Board Certified Physicians
  • Social Workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Chaplains – Bereavement Counselors
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Home Health Aids
  • Trained Volunteers

All team members work together to ensure a unified care plan that meets every need.  As a patient’s needs change, be assured that the team will adapt to those changes and respond appropriately and timely.  Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our caring team offers

Pain Symptom/Management

Hospice Pain Management means keeping the patient comfortable and addressing their symptoms, so they have the best possible quality of Life.
Easing these symptoms enhances patients’ well-being, enabling them to make the most of their remaining time.

Medical Supplies/Equipment

American Care Hospice provides all medication and Hospice medical equipment and supplies related to the patients’ Hospice diagnosis at no cost to the patient or their family.

The American Care Team will coordinate the ordering, delivery and set up to allow the patient and family to focus on their time together.

Hospice Team Visits

At American Care we recognize that our patients are individuals and no two patient’s needs are the same. Our interdisciplinary team works collaboratively to create a specialized plan of care for each individual patient. Always taking into consideration patient and family goals and expectations.

Emotional & Spiritual Support

Learning that you or a loved one has a terminal illness presents many challenges. It can also present opportunities for life review, realized potential, celebration of accomplishments, reconnection with loved ones, and reconciliation. The Spiritual Care team at American Care is available to assist you with the challenges and opportunities that may arise.

Volunteer Support

Our American Care Hospice Volunteers provide emotional support to patients through companionship, reading aloud, shopping and engaging in activities of interest to the patient.

They give comfort, caring concern and compassion to our patients and their families.

Respite Care

Benefits of Hospice respite care for family caregivers, family members who take time to rest and recover are better hospice caregivers. They suffer less burnout and have more energy to devote to loved ones. Restoration comes from knowing your source of joy so you can share that comfort with others.

Bereavement Care

American Care offers support and counseling to anyone who has experienced a recent loss- regardless of any prior affiliation with hospice. Our specially trained bereavement counselors offer support for thirteen months after a loss, or as long as needed.

The American Care-Fran Peterson Hospice Foundation is the charitable arm of American Care, Inc.

Formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Foundation provides support for the programs and services of American Care. Gifts to the Foundation help to ensure and expand the range of services provided to patients and families in our care.

We have made it our mission to provide quality care to our patients, their families, and those affected by serious illness and end-of-life situations. Our goal is to provide education and promote Hospice Care to the communities we serve. Heartfelt donations are an inspiration to all of us at American Care and your donation is sure to make a difference in helping us provide exceptional care to patients and families facing life’s final journey.

Each and every gift, no matter the size, is sincerely appreciated.

Message From the CEO

Meet The Team​

We take great pride in our culture and dedicated team to best serve you at American Care Hospice.

What makes American Care Hospice Special

We Honor Veterans

We Honor Veterans

American Care honors and serves Veterans with great pride.

Commitment to Clinical Excellence

Commitment to Clinical excellence

American Care recognizes that our Plan of Care is tailored just for you.

Locally Owned & Operated

Locally Owned & Operated

American Care takes pride in providing the Best possible care to our patients and giving back to our community.

70 Years of Experience

70 Years of Experience

American Care Hospice may be a new company but we’re not new to Hospice Care.

Benefits of Earlier Admission

Benefits of Earlier Admission

Earlier admissions to Hospice allows patients and families to build longer relationships, body, mind and spirit.

Great Support

Great Support

Our American Care Team is here for you and your family and friends to help you with difficult challenges.

Our Trusted Partners

Our Trusted Partners

An ACHC Gold Seal Hospice Care Provider

The standards of ACHC exceed Medicare standards.  Much of requirements for accreditation is maintaining good and sound clinical documentation, so that every visit and every clinical note is kept to validate our care, but to also make available to the family to present all the many resources involved to care for the patient’s family member.

We go above and beyond to provide the best training for our staff so they, in turn, can provide the best care to the patients and families.

Other Resources

FAQs

The subject of hospice raises many questions, so having quick and clear answers can prevent added stress during a challenging time.On this page you will find answers to common questions regarding hospice care, medication, payment, coverage, insurance and more

Careers

Our supportive, caring environment extends not only to our patients and families, but to our valued staff as well. Employees from a number of disciplines work together in a collaborative, stimulating environment that is considered by many to be a model for quality healthcare.

Referrals

Knowing whether or not hospice care is the best avenue for someone to turn to can be difficult. With our referral form, you can give us information about your loved one, and we can help determine if that is the best decision.

Misconceptions of Hospice

We hope this information will be helpful to you and your family as you make healthcare decisions with your personal physician and healthcare team. If you would like more information or have further questions about hospice care, please feel free to call American Care Hospice at (559) 409-2665 to speak to a hospice professional.

Get In Touch With Us!

Phone

(559) 409-2665

Email

Address

5323 W Hillsdale Ave, Visalia, CA 93291

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