Commonly Asked Questions

What Is Hospice?

Hospice provides end of life care so that people can live as fully and as comfortably as possible. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens or postpones death.

Who is eligible for Hospice care?

A person with a life-limiting illness who has been given a prognosis of six months or less from his or her physician.

Does a terminally ill person have to accept his or her prognosis to participate in Hospice?

No. Ambivalence is normal and acceptance is a process. Hospice staff will help patients and their families redefine hope as the patient begins to accept his or her prognosis.

Is calling Hospice like giving up?

No. The physician’s prognosis of six months or less is an estimation. If a patient stabilizes, improves, or goes into remission he or she simply goes off Hospice. If needed, Hospice can resume at any time.

My mother is hesitant to call Hospice. What can I do?

Calling Hospice for the first time can be an overwhelming task. Often just meeting the nurse and getting accurate information can dispel most concerns. If you’d like to set up an introductory meeting, simply call our office to arrange a time.

About us

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Central Coast Hospice provides 24/7 medical, social, and spiritual care. Our business is Medicare certified.

Contact info

  •   253 Granada Dr., Suite D
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

  •   (805) 540-6020


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Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) certified.