At SolAmor Hospice, we’ll work with you to make the referral process as easy as possible.
Hospice is put in place for a patient through a physician’s order; however, anyone can initiate a patient service evaluation. These evaluations are done to assess the individual’s desires and needs for hospice services. An evaluation may be requested through a physician patient referral or a family service inquiry. If you are a medical professional and would like to submit a patient referral for hospice services, please contact the location nearest you. If you are a family member or friend and would like to inquire about hospice services for your loved one, please submit the family inquiry form.
A person is eligible for hospice care when his or her physician determines that the normal progression of an illness will allow the patient to live six months or less. A referral may be initiated by the patient, a medical professional, a friend or a family member.
Common conditions appropriate for hospice care may include, but are not limited to, the following:
After consulting with the patient’s primary physician, a SolAmor team member will schedule an assessment to determine whether hospice care is desired and appropriate. The family or caregiver should be aware of the patient’s prognosis and agree to accept comfort care rather than curative treatment. Contact us for more information or to make a referral.
Hospice care is covered under the Medicare Part A benefit. Under Medicare’s federal guidelines, expenses such as medications, equipment and supplies associated with the hospice diagnosis are covered 100 percent. Other payor sources, such as Medicaid and private insurance, often cover hospice benefits under the same guidelines.