Hospice puts you and your family at the center.
While traditional medical care focuses on treating disease and illness, hospice care focuses on improving the quality of life for a terminally-ill patient, as well as providing support for their family. Hospice care provides a team-oriented approach to delivering medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support that’s tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes.
After a doctor has exhausted all reasonable options and believes in his/her medical judgment that a patient is eligible for hospice, they can write a hospice referral so that the patient gets the care they need and their family can get the support they deserve.
HOW TO QUALIFY
In order to qualify for hospice, a medical doctor must exhaust all reasonable attempts to finding a cure for their patient. When the doctor makes the determination that their patient is terminally-ill, they can write a hospice referral so that the patient can get the care they need, and the patient’s family can get the support they deserve.