Whether you are a physician or a case manager considering making a patient referral, a social worker or a nurse desiring continuing education, or a provider interested in potential collaboration -- we are here to be a valued partner in providing the finest care. We want to be your trusted partner, helping to meet your clinical and business goals.
The Hope Hospice Difference
At Hope Hospice, we are committed to reaching everyone who is eligible for hospice care throughout our communities. We cannot do that without your help. So we are committed to working in partnership, providing you with the best customer service and delivering expert care.
Making a Referral
Making a referral to us is quick and easy. We admit patients the same day we receive your referral, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And, we are always available to speak with you, your staff, and your patients and families about the resources they can access through hospice.
The earlier in the disease trajectory your patients are referred, the more Hope Hospice can do to improve their quality of life. Our hospice team works with you collaboratively, to develop the care plan. We also act as advocates to ensure our patients get the optimal care plan and benefits.
Anyone with a life-limiting illness or a combination of illnesses may be eligible. Life-limiting illnesses may include cancer, heart, lung or liver disease, diabetes, ALS, Parkinson’s, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, HIV/AIDS, blood disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia -- and others.
Regulations require a doctor’s statement of life expectancy of six months or less, but patients often live longer. There is no limit to how long someone can be in hospice care. And, eligibility is re-assessed at regular intervals. If a patient you referred lives longer than six months, our physicians and nurse practitioners make a face-to-face visit with your patient to re-assess for eligibility. If the patient is still eligible, they recertify the patient to stay under our care. As the attending physician, you will receive a copy of this recertification for your patient record.