Referrals to Gold Star Hospice Care are accepted from patients diagnosed with a terminal illness and can come from hospitals, health care facilities, and word-of-mouth. Gold Star Hospice care has it’s very own Medical Director who can admit the patient to the program. Patients are accepted by the Gold Star Hospice Care without regard to race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or place of national origin.

To make a referral fill out the form below or call us

Admission Criteria

  • Patient has a life-limiting illness with six months or less to live
  • Patient is under the care of a primary physician but necessary
  • Patient or patient’s family desires hospice services for palliative comfort care
  • Patient has elected not to continue with curative treatment
  • Patient lives in our geographical service area which is within 50 miles of our office in Sunnyvale, CA

Benefit Eligibility

Anyone entitled to Medicare/Medical and other health plans certified by the primary care physician as being terminally ill (life expectancy of six months or less if the disease follows its normal course) is entitled to the benefit. 

Election to the Hospice Benefit

The hospice benefit is elected by the patient/family/caregiver and admission consent forms will be signed on admission.

The patient’s condition is evaluated on an ongoing basis by the hospice team. If the patient’s condition has stabilized and the patient’s condition is appropriate for discharge, the team will develop a discharge plan with the patient and family prior to discharge. Patients can be re-admitted to hospice when the patient meets the hospice guidelines.