White Dove Hospice is a hospice center located in Thousand Oaks, California. White Dove Hospice, cares for each patient and his or her loved ones. Hence our motto, “your family is our family.”

If you or a loved one is considering receiving care at White Dove Hospice and you have questions about the facility, here is the place to get some of those key questions answered. That’s because below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about our hospice center.

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is the physical maintenance of patients that are suffering from a terminal illness or health condition. If a person is attending hospice care, that person’s health condition is likely beyond repair. Thus, hospice care is about providing people that are in the last stages of life with the day-to-day care and assistance that they need to continue living a decent lifestyle until their lives come to an end.

How do I admit myself or a loved one into hospice care at White Dove Hospice?

Receive an Official Health Evaluation and Diagnosis
To admit yourself or a loved one into hospice care, you should first receive an official health evaluation from your physician that comes to the conclusion that you’re suffering from a terminal illness.    
Contact White Dove Hospice
Once you’ve received such an evaluation and diagnosis, you must contact White Dove Hospice. Once you do that, one of our staff members will ask you for information about you or your loved one’s current health condition. It is at this time that you should inform the White Dove Hospice staff on everything that they need to know about you or your loved one’s terminal illness, medications, and care requirements. Once this informative call is over, the White Dove Hospice staff will likely get back in contact with you. At this time, the White Dove Hospice will also inform you of which services will best suit you or your loved one’s needs. It’s also around this time that you’ll need to officially decide whether or not to receive hospice care at White Dove Hospice. If you or your loved one do decide to receive hospice care with us, you’ll receive an official hospice care start date.    
Verify Your Insurance and Pay for Any Necessary Fees
Around this time you’ll need to verify insurance for hospice care coverage. At White Dove Hospice, Medicare Medical is the in-network insurance provider. You can verify insurance at White Dove Hospice on the White Dove Hospice website, with a White Dove staff member over the phone or by email, or by verifying it in-person at the White Dove Hospice center.    
Join the White Dove Hospice Family
Once one starts receiving hospice care at White Dove, that person and that person’s loved ones are a part of the White Dove Hospice family. As a White Dove Hospice family member, you’ll receive special services to help make your hospice stay more enjoyable. Examples of these hospice services include palliative care, veteran services, private duty care options, grief support groups, and more.

What type of professionals work at White Dove Hospice?

Various medical and behavioral health professionals make up the White Dove Hospice team. Some medical professionals within the White Dove Hospice team include physicians and nurses. Common behavioral health professionals that make up the White Dove Hospice team include home health aides, social workers, and volunteers. Religious leaders, spiritual counselors, mental health counselors, mental health therapists, speech, physical, and/or other occupational therapists, and bereavement specialists, also work at White Dove Hospice.

What role do social workers play in hospice care?

Social workers at hospice centers like White Dove provide emotional support to hospice patients and their loved ones. That way the family members of hospice patients can learn how to function healthily while in a stressful situation. In this case, the stressful situation is having someone that they love in hospice care. Social workers even work with the loved ones of hospice care patients after the patients pass away. That way the loved ones of hospice patients can cope with their loss in a healthy manner.

What role do volunteers play in hospice care?

Volunteers help provide companionship to hospice care patients. This volunteer work helps make staying at a hospice center more durable, and even enjoyable, for patients.

What services does White Dove Hospice provide?

The primary services that White Dove Hospice offers its patients include:

  • Palliative care
  • Veteran services
  • Private duty care
  • Grief support counseling

What is palliative care?

Palliative care reduces patient pain and suffering while simultaneously making hospice care life more enjoyable. To help reduce the pain and suffering that many hospice patients go through, palliative care can provide patients with pain medications. To help make hospice care a bit more enjoyable for patients, palliative care can also provide patients with fun resources and amenities. Examples of such resources and amenities include outdoor and indoor walking paths and holistic practices such as practicing music and art.

What are veteran services?

Veteran services are special hospice benefits and services that are only for veterans. An example of a hospice veteran service is coverage for burial and funeral costs. Another example of a hospice veteran service is specialized grief counseling sessions that cater only to the mental health needs of veterans.

What is private duty care?

Private duty care is professional hospice care that caters to patients in the comfort of their own homes. Examples of services that private duty hospice care provides patients with include assistance bathing, showering, eating, taking medications, and more.

What is grief support counseling?

Grief support counseling is counseling that’s tailor-made to cater to the mental and emotional health needs of hospice patients. There are also grief support counseling sessions that are tailor-made to cater to the mental and emotional health needs of the loved ones of hospice patients. Oftentimes, hospice grief support counseling occurs in groups. These groups are usually filled with local grief support group members.

How can I pay for hospice care at White Dove Hospice?

Most patients pay for their hospice care through insurance. Because the in-network insurance provider here at White Dove Hospice is Medicare Medical, using Medicare to pay for hospice care is ideal at our facility. If you can’t pay for your hospice care through health insurance, you can do so through your own means.

Where is White Dove Hospice located?

White Dove Hospice is located in Thousand Oaks, California. Our address is 100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 227 Thousand Oaks California 91360.

How can I get in contact with White Dove Hospice?

You can contact us here at White Dove Hospice over the phone or by email. Our phone number is 805-500-0012. To message us by email, contact us at info@whitedovehospice.com. If you prefer to talk to a White Dove Hospice staff member in-person, you can visit our facility during typical business hours. Our address is 100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 227 Thousand Oaks California 91360.

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To learn more about White Dove Hospice, contact us over the phone or by email. Our staff members will gladly speak to you and answer any questions that you may have about our hospice center.

Call us on 805-500-0012
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We even go as far as to allow our patients to help design their own plan of care. That way, their needs can be better met.

We also promise all of our patients that we’ll always provide high-quality care that’s rendered with compassion, professionalism, and experience. One of the forms of high-quality hospice care that we offer our patients is private duty care.

It’s important to make sure that a person with an incurable illness is comfortable and respected until his or her last day on earth. In Thousand Oaks, CA, our staff is ready and willing to help. For more information, contact us today.

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