Home-based and Facility-based Health Services, includes Hospice, comprise skilled health services furnished to the individual in the individual’s home based on a written plan of care established by a case management team that includes appropriate health care professionals.

In 2000, HIV Health Services began to develop a Quality Management Program for HIV/AIDS services in San Francisco. As part of this program, HIV Health Services and the HIV Health Services Planning Council (CARE Council) identified a need for service delivery standards in San Francisco.

Services include durable medical equipment; home health aide services and personal care services in the home; day treatment or other partial hospitalization services; home intravenous and aerosolized drug therapy (including prescription drugs administered as part of such therapy); routine diagnostics testing administered in the home; and appropriate mental health, developmental, and rehabilitation services. Inpatient hospitals services, nursing home and other long term care facilities are not included. Hospice services include room, board, nursing care, counseling, physician services, and palliative therapeutics provided to clients in the terminal stages of illness in a residential setting, including a non-acute-care section of a hospital that has been designated and staffed to provide hospice services for terminal clients.

All of the existing HHS standards of care were reviewed and evaluated by the HIV Health Services Planning Council over FY-2014-15, finalized in May of 2015, without any revisions required.

ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED THROUGH HHS THAT OFFER HOME, HOSPICE, AND/OR COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES ARE:
  • Dolores Street Community Services
  • SFDPH / CHN / Health at Home
  • Westside Community Mental Health Services
  • Maitri AIDS Hospice

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