Hospice Referrals and Admission
A referral to hospice is appropriate when:
- A patient has a serious illness with a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
- Comfort care and symptom management have become the primary focus.
- Curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice.
“These wonderful hospice professionals enhanced the quality of my mother’s life and protected her dignity until the very end when she was able to die peacefully in her own home. These special people went above and beyond their jobs-sharing the joy of celebrating my mom’s 100th birthday with her and sharing the sadness of her death at her memorial service.”
"I can’t find words of sufficient import to adequately express my thanks to you and your staff for the incredible care and caring that hospice provided to my mother, and the support provided to me and my family. Each person who entered our home was professional and respectful and was warm and kind.”