Mission House – A place for patients and families
Mission Hospice & Home Care offers professional, 24-hour hospice care and family support in a peaceful, homelike setting — San Mateo County’s only hospice house.
A special place for hospice care
Our hospice house is designed for patients at the end of life who need intensive, round-the-clock symptom management that cannot be provided at home. Mission House also offers a safety net for patients whose caregivers need a few days of respite. Patients typically stay in the hospice house a few days to a few weeks.
Mission House provides excellent care while reducing hospitalizations and offering family support. In the heart of San Mateo, the 12-bed house is quiet, bright, and comfortable.
You can watch a short video of the house here.
Welcoming for the whole family
Family members are always welcome and encouraged to visit and stay in Mission House. The common areas and lovely gardens allow loved ones to spend time together in a warm, private environment while our experienced medical staff and trained volunteers provide compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual support for the entire family.
Referrals and paying for care
Mission House is small, with a limited number of rooms. Mission Hospice works with each patient, family, and physician to find the best place for each person to receive our hospice care.
Patients: your primary physician can refer you to to any of our services. You can also call our outreach nurses at 650.554.1000.
Physicians: if you have a patient who you think might benefit from a short stay in our hospice house, please contact our outreach nurses at 650.554.1000.
Room and board at Mission House is $200/day, on a sliding scale. The cost of medical care is, for most patients, covered by the Medicare hospice benefit and/or private insurance. Our generous community donors allow us to support people throughout the challenges of a terminal diagnosis, regardless of their medical coverage or ability to pay.
Our Hospice House Campaign
We are seeking leadership gifts to help support this new level of care. Find out more about our Hospice House campaign, and how you can be a part of it.