Our goal is to provide the absolute best quality and most compassionate care to our patients and their families by providing pain and symptom management, psychological and spiritual support so they have peace, comfort and dignity. We are committed to our patients, their families, and our employees.
Hospice Touch was founded in 2002 and certified in 2003 as one of Orange County’s first hospice programs to actively integrate with managed care organizations and physician medical groups. In the decade since Hospice Touch was founded, it has become a leader in hospice services by partnering with medical groups such as Talbert Medical Group and Monarch Healthcare. Hospice Touch remains steadfastly committed to serving patients and finding solutions that enable innovative treatments. Hospice Touch works to ensure that terminally ill patients and their families from all walks of life have ready access to compassionate and effective end-of-life care.
Hospice Touch is dedicated to the highest quality of SERVICE delivered with compassion, care, and commitment to all we TOUCH.
Benefits of Hospice on quality of life
It has been shown that hospice and palliative care patients live an average of one month longer than terminally ill patients who do not choose hospice care. A 2007 study that considered six disease categories showed that four of the six had longer lengths of survival.
A study in 2010 published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that lung cancer patients receiving early palliative care lived 23.3% longer than those who put off palliative care. The study theorized that the outcome of earlier referral to hospice may improve the management of symptoms resulting in lengthened survival.