Mobile X-Ray & Ultrasound for Hospice Patients in Orange County
Bringing Needed Medical Care to the Home
It can be challenging for an ill loved one as they face the end of life to have someone transport them to the hospital for medical tests or procedures. While this is unavoidable in some cases, choosing a hospice service that can bring medical equipment to the patient can make a big difference.
By coming to the patient, mobile x-ray and ultrasound services can provide high-quality testing in the comfort of your loved one’s home. As a result, your relative can avoid many uncomfortable trips.
X-rays or ultrasounds may be ordered in hospice when:
- A patient falls and needs to ensure they didn't break a bone.
- A patient has internal discomfort that a doctor needs to diagnose, such as bloating, blockage, or other concerns.
- A long-term care facility requires scans and tests before your loved one can transfer in.
- When a medical issue unrelated to the life-limiting illness arises, and a doctor's diagnosis is needed.
The frailty of some patients on hospice care can be a major consideration when it comes to receiving necessary medical exams. Transportation can be very complicated, especially if a lot of medical equipment is required.
Let the technicians come to you. Contact Valley Oaks Hospice for a patient evaluation at (626) 671-4449.
Curative Vs. Hospice Care
There is sometimes confusion about when mobile x-ray or ultrasounds in Orange County are covered during hospice care because there are limitations on what types of care available during hospice. The limitations on care are only related to the life-limiting illness involved in the care plan. Even then, specific tests that improve comfort and quality of life may be covered by Medicare or hospice.
However, any incident outside the care plan, including a fall or other concern, may cause a doctor to order an X-ray, ultrasound, or other care. Your care advisor with Valley Oaks Hospice can help you understand all the options and choices available.
Your loved one doesn’t have to go to the hospital for tests every time something happens. Contact us today at (626) 671-4449 to discuss your care needs.