Considered the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to 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 patient’s homes, nursing facilities, hospitals and hospice care centers.
Do you know someone who could benefit from hospice care?
If so, contact Hospice of the Bluegrass today to ask questions and learn more.
HOB receives referrals from many sources: patients themselves, their family or friends, other healthcare providers such as physician offices, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health and other providers.
Once Hospice receives a referral, a staff member contacts the patient’s personal physician to ensure that the patient is eligible for admission.
HOB then contacts the patient and/or family/caregiver to set up a time to meet with them and explain Hospice 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 HOB can add life to your days.
If you know someone who could benefit from Hospice care, call (855) 492-0812 or make an online referral at https://give.hospicebg.org/referrals.