Respite care is available to hospice patients and their families and provides time-limited breaks for the caregiver. Because Respite is covered by Medicare, MediCAL and private insurance, there is no need to worry that this level of care is beyond your reach. Respite Care is provided in a contracted inpatient facility where our patient will be supervised by an onsite RN and hospice care continues just as it was in the patient’s home with regular visits by Notre Dame Hospice Team Members.
Our philosophy of care encompasses the whole family. Respite Care is an example of that and through this level of care, Notre Dame Hospice provides peace of mind and support not only to our patients but to their caregivers as well. In this way, respite care is a win-win situation. The patient gets the level of care they need while primary caregivers receive the well-needed break that they deserve. We will do everything we can to support families through advanced illness and make sure that it is not a journey traveled alone.