The decision to begin hospice care can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you think you or a loved one would benefit from hospice care, our admissions team will be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.
Next, with your permission, we will work with your doctor to determine if hospice is right for you. Only a licensed physician can make a referral to hospice, but once that referral is made, we can help. We’ll send one of our friendly, knowledgeable admissions nurses to visit you wherever you are. Usually, an admissions nurse will visit you within 24 hours of a referral being made.
Your admissions nurse will learn about your family and find out how we can best serve you and help determine what type of care, medication, equipment, and supplies you will need. This is your journey, so share with your admissions nurse any needs or concerns you may have. Every family is different, and we will strive to meet you where you are.
Once the admissions nurse visit is completed, you will receive several deliveries of supplies, medication, and equipment to help you prepare for your journey with us. Over the next few days, you will meet your case manager, nurse aide, social worker, and spiritual care coordinator. These teammates will support you during your care and will be in touch as often as you need.