Anyone can refer a patient to hospice. And any patient diagnosed with a life limiting illness qualifies for hospice care.
Individuals can self-refer, or elect to go through their doctors, family members, friends, counselors, nursing home administrators, or hospital discharge planners.
After making contact with Circle of Life Hospice, one of our highly trained hospice nurses will visit with the patient and family. Should anyone other than the patient’s doctor first contact us, a courtesy call to the patient’s doctor is made to gather information about the diagnosis, confirm a terminal diagnosis, and determine whether the patient is appropriate for hospice care.
A nurse then meets to introduce hospice services, makes an assessment of needs, and sign consent forms after all questions are answered.
To schedule a free informational visit from a Circle of Life nurse, call 479-872-3377.