Top 10 Reasons to Refer to Residential Hospice
A referral to Residential Hospice should occur when a patient no longer responds to curative treatment or would benefit from a philosophy of care focused on comfort and support.
- A timely referral will save patients from multiple trips to the hospital, reducing recidivism, as Residential Hospice addresses their needs 24 hours/day.
- Residential Hospice provides “information visits” to explain the hospice benefit to patients and their families and to assess if hospice is appropriate.
- Residential Hospice encourages our patients to keep a relationship with their primary care physicians.
- Residential Hospice provides the support needed to manage patients’ pain and symptoms, enabling their remaining days to be lived to the fullest.
- Patients receive at-home or facility care by a Residential Hospice Nurse, Home Health Aide, Social Worker and Chaplain at no cost* to the patient.
- Residential Hospice designs a plan of care specific to each patient and revises it as needed based on the patient’s changing condition.
- Residential Hospice fully covers patients’ medications and durable medical equipment costs related to the hospice diagnosis.
- Residential Hospice helps patients and caregivers cope with and prepare for their or their loved one’s passing.
- Residential Hospice provides comfort and peace at the patient’s passing by visiting the patient’s home to assist the family and contacting local authorities.
- Residential Hospice will follow up with the patient’s family or caregivers for a year to help them through their grief in the bereavement process.
To make a referral to Residential Hospice, call 866.902.5854 or fax 866.903.4000.
*No cost applies to Medicare/Medicaid patients; other insurances may vary.