Take Advantage of All Hospice Services, Refer Early
For Information – The best time to learn about hospice is before it is needed. At any time during a life-threatening illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s healthcare options, including hospice.
For more information on hospice care, review the material on this website; call Heart of Hospice at 541-386-1942, 541-296-2289, or 888-882-1942, or E-mail: info@HeartOfHospice.org
For a Referral
A referral to hospice is appropriate when:
- A patient has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
- Comfort care and symptom management become the primary focus.
- Curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice or option.
Hospice services are available to patients without regard to disease, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, or ability to pay.
To make a referral to Heart of Hospice call 541-386-1942, 541-296-2289, or 888-882-1942.
Referrals to hospice may be made by anyone, including but not limited to:
- Discharge Planners
- Social Workers
- Family Members
- Nursing Homes
Too often, referrals for hospice care are not made until the patient has uncontrolled symptoms or is near death. Although hospice care can do much to assist and provide care at this time, the patient and family can benefit much more from hospice services if referred earlier.
Many symptoms (i.e. pain) can be anticipated and prevented from becoming severe. Symptoms that might otherwise require a hospitalization or an emergency room visit can be successfully managed by the hospice team in the patient’s residence. The patient’s and family’s quality of life can be greatly enhanced by early intervention.
Call Heart of Hospice at 541-386-1942, 541-296-2289, or 888-882-1942 or E-mail: info@HeartOfHospice.org to schedule an individual presentation or a program for your group or facility.