Is Your Patient Appropriate For A Referral?
The Following Criteria May Indicate Need For A Hospice Referral:
Progressive Serious or Chronic Illness
We will help with difficult conversations to make sure your patient and family get the best care available to them. We specialize in these difficult conversations. If for any reason your patient is not hospice eligible, we can help make referrals to palliative care programs or other services they may be eligible for.
Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room Criteria
Hospice remains a difficult topic of discussion, yet it remains necessary for many of our patients. At Lenity Light Hospice, we are here to help patients during this difficult time. We do this by openly and honestly discussing clinical information and have frank goals of care discussions to allow patients and families make critical decisions that can help guide patient care.
Additional Clinical Resources:
www.capc.org – Center to Advance Palliative Care. Offers resources for curative palliative care for palliative and non-palliative care experts
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine – AAHPM is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, nurses, and other healthcare providers
Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization – State wide organization for hospice information and education.
Caringinfo.org – Patient specific site to help patients deal with difficult decisions. This site is a good resource to present to patients and families who are needing additional information on how to navigate their serious illness.
Hospice Action Network – Advocating for the hospice and palliative care community
NHPCO – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – NHPCO provides its members with the essential tools they need to stay current with leading practices, understand policy changes, and improve their quality of care.
National Hospice Foundation – The work of the National Hospice Foundation is to establish a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.
www.qualityforum.org – For the National Quality Forum (NQF), National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality
Texas Health and Human Servcies – Texas state site for hospice information
Hospice Foundation of America – Hospice Foundation of America educates the public and health care professionals about death, dying and grief.
NAHC – The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the largest and most respected professional association representing the interests of chronically ill, disabled, and dying Americans of all ages and the caregivers who provide them with in-home health and hospice services