Once receiving the initial referral and physician order, the patient and family meet with members from the hospice team to complete paperwork and discuss the plan of care. Most often, admissions can occur within 24 hours from the time the referral is received, or at patient/family discretion.
No patient will be denied hospice care because of race, color, creed, age, national origin, gender, handicap, religion, genetic makeup, marital status, diagnosis, sexual preference, or an inability to pay for Hospice services.
If the patient chooses hospice care for a life-limiting illness but later changes his or her mind, that patient can cancel or revoke hospice services at any time and immediately resume traditional medical care.
To volunteer contact Charlene Wilson at 520-901-5219.