Message from Medical Director
Welcome to UC Davis Hospice and UC Davis Home Health.
Hospice is a philosophy of health care that focuses on the needs of the patient and care givers by providing comfort, dignity, hope and love at the end-of-life. Research has found that 8 out of 10 Americans would want to be cared for in their homes if facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice makes this happen; almost 70 percent of patients receive care in their place of residence. Whether it’s the family home, nursing home, residential facility, or hospice inpatient setting; hospice teams strive to reach all patients and families wherever compassionate end-of-life care is needed.
The Home Health Program offers the opportunity for patients to receive skilled medical care in the comfort of their home. Members of the Home Health care team work collaboratively with physicians to provide the highest level of patient-centered care. The goal of the Home Health program is to provide patients with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve maximum functioning and independence at home.
In existence for over 30 years, we recognize the importance and significance of the service we provide, and hope that our approach to caring has a lasting impression on families.
Hospice and palliative care providers take the time to talk with patients and family caregivers, listen to their concerns, and work to ensure they get the care they want. This is a philosophy we whole-heartedly embrace at UC Davis Hospice.
At UC Davis Home Care Services, we thank you—our donors, volunteers and advocates. Without your support we would not be able to provide the comfort and care to our patients and families. Thank you for all that you do, for partnering with us to provide compassionate care.
John F. MacMillan, Jr., M.D.
Medical Director, Home Care
and Hospice Programs