- GRIEF SUPPORT
- EVENTS & RESOURCES
- PATIENT REFERRALS
In general, patients must meet the following criteria to be eligible for hospice care:
A common misconception about hospice care is that a referral can be premature. Hospice care is the most effective over a period of months, yet most hospice patients die within a month of referral based on the reluctance to refer patients earlier or at all.
An early referral can provide patients with extra attention and focused hospice care that relieves symptoms and manages pain. It also offers patients and families a vital opportunity to deal with their loss and say goodbye.