Who is Eligible for hospice care?
:: REFERRAL ACCEPTED FROM: Physicians Hospital Personnel+ Families and Friends Requires confirmation from primary physician as to appropriateness of hospice care Call 1.866.732.4876
:: THE ADMISSION PROCESS
Admitting a patient to the hospice program is a simple, time-saving process for the attending physician, discharge planner or social worker.The following steps apply: -Call the hospice office with the patient's name, address, age, present location, diagnosis and estimated prognosis. (Often this information is sufficient to make an admissions decision.) -A hospice nurse will visit the patient and family at home or in the hospital to assess the immediate needs, recommend an initial plan of care and obtain an informed consent. -Care will begin within two working days.