San Francisco, California Hospice


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

San Francisco is a beautiful location for those looking for hospice and palliative care service providers. Nicely nestled in one of the most popular tourist destinations in California, San Francisco attracts a lot of outdoor enthusiasts, foodies 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco. We do extensive research on the facilities and companies to provide you with the most current information and care availability.

About Hospice In San Francisco, 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 San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, located in the San Francisco County of Northern California is the 17th most populated city in the United States, with the population tipping over 870,000 in 2020’s census. The warm climate and healthy culture have led to a preferred location for senior citizens to retire and so the need for senior care has become more of a factor.

San Francisco is also home to many universities and other higher education institutes, including UC San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

Cities near San Francisco, CA with Hospice Services

  • Daly City – 7.6 miles southwest of San Francisco.
  • Oakland – 9.8 miles northeast of San Francisco.
  • Alameda – 12 miles east of San Francisco.
  • Berkeley – 13.8 miles northeast of San Francisco.
  • Walnut Creek – 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
  • Petaluma – 38 miles north of San Francisco.

How To Pay for Hospice

For most everyone with insurance, including Medicare, the cost of hospice is fully covered. Each insurance has specific policy language around hospice and palliative services, so make sure to read your policy first to find out its limitations.

Other means of paying for hospice include:

  • Medi-Cal (by county)
  • Veteran’s Aid & Attendance benefits
  • Private funds

How much does hospice in San Francisco, 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 it’s limitations.

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

Local hospital and healthcare providers in San Francisco, CA

UCSF Medical Center
505 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143

St. Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

St. Mary’s Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Other senior care resources for San Francisco, CA

San Francisco and the surrounding area are home to a good number of government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors and their families searching for hospice and palliative care services.

California Hospice and Palliative Care Association

National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

State of California End of Life Care Planning

Hospice Foundation of America

California Department of Aging: Medicare Counseling

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Written by The Care Availability Team
Experts in the senior care & retirement living industries

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