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Our Mission

Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care’s mission is to provide quality hospice care to patients with life-limiting illness and their families. Our goal is to add quality of life when the quantity is limited. We provide an individualized program of physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical care for people in the last phases of life-limiting illness with an emphasis on control of pain and other symptoms. The program is reflective of a spirit and idea of caring that emphasizes comfort and dignity for the dying, making it possible for them to remain as long as possible in familiar surroundings. Hospice care is centered on both the patient and family/caregiver. Our Hospice personnel respects and responds to the unique differences in family/caregiver’s lifestyle, values, and wishes.

About Us

We are a caring organization whose utmost priority is honoring the life and maintaining dignity through Hospice Care in Garden Grove, California.

Hospice VS Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care both offer compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Unlike other medical care, the emphasis is on patient comfort, relief, and quality of life care rather than to cure the underlying condition. Palliative care, a component of Hospice care, is used as a separate area of practice when the patient is receiving active treatment. Both Hospice and Palliative services are provided by a team of healthcare professionals who maximizes comfort for a terminally ill person by reducing pain and addressing their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

Who Qualifies for Hospice Care?

Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care follows Medicare guidelines for determining your eligibility for hospice services. The patient must be certified by two physicians as having a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less, as well as a decline in functional status. In selecting hospice care, the patient chooses to seek relief and comfort rather than to cure the primary disease.

Physicians can certify a patient as hospice eligible for two consecutive 90-day periods, and then for an unlimited number of 60-day period, as long as the patient’s life expectancy continues to be six months or less if the illness follows the normal course.

What are the Key Differences?

Hospice and palliative care can be confusing to sort out but both offer compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. Hospice care includes palliative care and addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice can help with such daily activities as administering medications, bathing, and dressing, but hospice does not provide full-time caregivers. The focus with hospice is caring, not curing. It can take place in the patient’s home, a nursing home, assisted living facility or in a skilled nursing facility. Many people assume hospice is only called in the final moments of life.

Palliative care is a part of hospice treatment and it is appropriate at any point during a serious illness. It can be used as a separate area of medical practice while the patient is receiving treatment.

Palliative care addresses symptoms, relieves pain, and maximizes the quality of life of people living with serious illness, providing another layer of help for those who may be receiving curative treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy.

Who Pays for Hospice Care?

Hospice care is paid for in full by Medicare and by Medicaid Hospice benefits. When a patient elects hospice, they sign off their Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and enroll in hospice under the Medicare Hospice benefits (MHB). From that point on, direct care is provided by a Medicare-certified hospice agency. Most insurances and the Veteran’s Administration also cover hospice services in full or with minimal co-pays. Hospice Care services are more inclusive than Palliative Care services. Hospice Care includes physician services, nursing services, social worker, spiritual care, bereavement care and volunteers for the individual and their family.

Palliative care services are typically provided through regular physician and nursing visits and are paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances if the patient meets criteria.

If you believe that hospice care is the right choice for you or a loved one, please contact our office to schedule a free evaluation with one of our registered nurses. Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care would be honored to care for you or your loved one during the end of life journey. Please call us at 714-203-2051, Monday – Friday 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM.

Where is Care Received?

Hospice care is most often provided in a patient’s home setting – regardless of whether it’s a house, apartment, nursing home, assisted living facility or other settings. Some hospices offer inpatient services in hospitals, hospice facilities, skilled nursing facilities, or assisted living facilities.

Palliative care is most often received in the hospital, in long-term care facilities, and at home.

Contact Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care at 714-203-2051 if you or your loved one would like more information.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and their implementing regulations, Hospice and Palliative Care does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex (including gender identity) in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, and in staff and employee assignments to patients, whether carried out by Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact our Section 504 Coordinator: Phone number: 714-203-2051, TDD/State Relay: 209-999-9999 or dial 711 in California.

If you believe that Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance in person, by mail, fax, or email.

Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care Grievance Coordinator:
Office: 12377 Lewis St., Suite 103, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-203-2051 email: info@sunnysidehospice.com

If needing help filing a grievance, the Civil Rights Coordinator is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or by phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201

800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.