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How To Refer Someone To Our Services
When should someone be referred to hospice?
People who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness may qualify for hospice services.
- When a person has had two or more hospitalizations in the last year due to chronic illness
- When a person is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness
- When there is a multi-system failure or an increase in existing symptoms
- When a person or their families are transitioning to comfort care
How to refer to Angelle’s Hospice & Palliative Care?
Anyone can refer a patient to hospice. We invite caregivers, physicians, nurses, social workers and clergy to begin the conversation about hospice services.
We are able to begin the admissions process and have someone begin hospice services anytime- day, night or on weekends. Don’t wait to call about hospice services.
Call Angelle’s Hospice & Palliative Care for more information at 678-432-2300.
What should you expect when someone is referred to hospice?
A member of our team will schedule an initial meeting, to meet with you, the patient, and family members. We will request information regarding your attending physician. There is no charge for consultation visits and the patient is not obligated to accept services.
A registered nurse will conduct an evaluation to assess the patient’s diagnosis, prognosis and determine any special equipment or supply needs. Then a regular routine is established, with one or more hospice team member visiting on a schedule. This schedule changes as the patient’s needs change.
Once you or your loved one chooses Angelle’s Hospice & Palliative Care, we will assist in the enrollment paperwork. If you or your loved one isn’t physically or mentally able to give consent, the person who holds power of attorney will need to enroll them.
To refer a patient, call Angelle’s Hospice & Palliative Care at 678-432-2300.