Sacramento, California Hospice


Sacramento, California Hospice: Search Near You, How To Pay, Licensing, Local Resources, and Questions To Ask

Sacramento is a beautiful, historical location for those looking at hospice and palliative care service providers. As the state capital city of California, Sacramento is a hub for diversity, outdoor enthusiasts, and retirees. Hospice is a service that can be provided in the home or a facility. For most everyone with insurance, including Medicare, the cost of hospice is fully covered. has been used by families and care professionals in the Sacramento area to find real-time openings and provide a comprehensive list of options for care.We do all the work for you when it comes to finding the best care in and around Sacramento. We do extensive research on the facilities and companies to provide you with the most current information and care availability.

About Hospice In Sacramento, CA

Hospice and Palliative Care combine pain control, symptom management and emotional and spiritual support.

Hospice is traditionally an option for people whose life expectancy is six months or less, and involves palliative care (pain and symptom relief) rather than ongoing curative measures, enabling you to live your last days to the fullest, with purpose, dignity, grace, and support. While some hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities provide hospice care onsite, in most cases hospice is provided in the patient’s own home. This enables you to spend your final days in a familiar, comfortable environment, surrounded by your loved ones who can focus more fully on you with the support of hospice staff.

Hospice care also includes bereavement services, which are offered to family members, friends, and even the caregivers of hospice patients after they have passed. These services are available for 13 months after the time of death for support throughout the grieving experience.

Considerations when looking for care in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is the 6th largest city in the California, with the population tipping over 520,000 in 2020’s census. The hot summers and cool winters, museums, and diverse culture have led Sacramento to become a preferred location for senior citizens to retire, and so the need for senior care has become more of a factor.

Sacramento is also a major home for the California healthcare industry, as well as a tourist destination, featuring the California Hall of Fame and Old Sacramento State Historic Park.

Cities near Sacramento, CA with Hospice Services

  • West Sacramento – 3.5 miles west of Sacramento.
  • Rosemont – 9.4 miles southeast of Sacramento.
  • La Riviera – 9.9 miles east of Sacramento.
  • Carmichael – 10.5 miles northeast of Sacramento.
  • Rio Linda – 13.9 miles northeast of Sacramento.
  • Davis – 15.3 miles west of Sacramento.

How much does hospice in Sacramento, CA cost?

Often the entire cost of hospice & palliative services is covered by and individuals health insurance, however you will want to go over your policy to see its limitations.

Although the cost can seem overwhelming, it’s smart to look into financial planning for end stage retirement and expected care needs.

How to pay for Hospice Care?

Medicare, private health insurance, and Medicaid (in 43 states) covers hospice care for patients who meet eligibility criteria.

Private insurance and veterans’ benefits may also cover hospice care under certain conditions. In addition, some hospice programs offer healthcare services on a sliding fee scale basis for patients with limited income and resources. To get help with your Medicare questions call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit Additional information about how to pay for hospice care can be found at the Public Policy Institute of the AARP.

Who Pays for Palliative Care?

Medicare, Medicaid, many insurers, and healthcare plans will cover the medical portions—physician and nurse services—of palliative care.

Veterans may be eligible for palliative care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Check with your doctor and healthcare plan to see what insurance will cover in your particular situation. Unlike the comprehensive hospice benefit, there is no comprehensive palliative care benefit.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in Sacramento, CA

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819

UC Davis Health
2315 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817

Sutter General Hospital
2825 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 98516

Sacramento Medical Center
1650 Response Rd
Sacramento, CA 95815

Area Agencies on Aging The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These services are provided locally by contracted agencies. This webpage is intended for those who provide, or seek to provide a variety of aging services.

The Home Care Services Bureau is responsible for licensing Home Care Organizations including processing applications, receiving and responding to complaints and conducting unannounced visits to ensure compliance.

California Department of Aging Under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency, the California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. These programs are funded through the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

California Rural Indian Health Board The Pit River Tribe of California’s Rancherias in the operating area are as follows: * Montgomery Creek Rancheria * Roaring Creek Rancheria * Burney * Lookout Rancheria * XL Ranch Rancheria * Likely Rancheria * Big Bend Rancheria The main site, Burney Indian Health Clinic, in Burney, CA offers full time health care in many fields. As a service to the community the Shasta County W.I.C. Program is also located at the site in Burney. A satellite office, the XL Ranch Reservation Clinic, is located in Alturas, CA (Modoc County) providing referral and outreach services. The principal referral facility is Mercy Medical Center Hospital in Redding, CA which approximately miles from the main clinic site. This facility offers general medicine with 169 medical/surgical, 14 ICU, 14 CCU, 19 Pedriatrics, 29 Perinatal, 5 Acute/Respiratory and 6 ICCN beds

Eldercare Locator This is a great resource to search for specific care in specific counties and cities. This database is a nationwide resource that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Connect with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver education or respite from caregiving responsibilities. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Medicare provides a search feature to find & compare providers near you, most senior housing and care providers are included on Find & compare plans in your area. Determine if you qualify for premium savings

Medicaid offers information on how to apply for Medicaid, eligibility criteria, links to local state offices, and additional resources.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Whether you are living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone with the disease, information and resources are available.

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