By Kim Livesay
Considered the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach with expert medical care, nursing services, pain and symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s and family’s needs and wishes.
Care is provided in a patient’s home, nursing facilities, hospitals and hospice care centers.
Do you know someone who could benefit from hospice care?
If so, contact us today to ask questions and learn more.
Hospice of the Bluegrass receives referrals from many sources: patients themselves, their family or friends and other healthcare providers such as physician’s offices, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health and other providers.
‘Hospice may not be able to add days to your life, but we can add life to your days.’
Once Hospice receives a referral, we contact the patient’s personal physician to ensure that the patient is eligible for admission.
We then contact the patient and/or family/caregiver to set up a time to meet with them and explain our services.
At the time of admission, the hospice interdisciplinary team will complete a comprehensive assessment of the patient/family needs.
The team will then develop a plan of care specific to the individual needs of each patient/family.
Hospice may not be able to add days to your life, but we can add life to your days.
If you know someone who could benefit from hospice care, please call (855) 492-0812 or make an online referral at – https://give.hospicebg.org/referrals.