Getting Started with Hospice

Hospice Care Referral & Assessment Process

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. The physician makes a recommendation for hospice services. The services include medications, treatments, therapies and hospice services. 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 the appropriateness of the admission.Contact us today to find out more about how you can navigate the referral process. 

The family of Dianne Bush wants to especially thank Jim Shinta, Kim Hartman and Melanie McAlhaney for their care of Dianne and the support and kindness shown to our family members. Dianne’s husband, Ashley, said “If I had known how much hospice could help I would have requested the service much earlier.”

The Bush family, Charleston SC

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