Getting Started with Hospice

Referrals come from many sources, including emergency departments, hospitals, palliative programs, physicians, caregivers, etc.

Typically, the personal physician informs the patient and his/her family of the life-limiting illness, and makes a recommendation for hospice services. Medications, treatments, therapies and hospice services are ordered by this physician. There is on-going communication between the physician and the hospice team members, even when the patient is physically unable to visit his/her physician in the office.

Assessment & evaluation is an essential part of the admission process. Once a referral is received, the hospice team will request copies of the medical record to support appropriateness of the admission.

I want to thank Agapé Hospice for doing an amazing job working with Millennium and the family to make sure that all our basis were covered while ensuring this woman got the services she deserved. She went GIP yesterday afternoon then passed early around 1 am.

I just wanted to say thank you to an amazing hospice team! Especially nurse Annie… she rocks!

Thanks so much guys!

Millennium Family, Post-Acute Rehabilitation