To qualify for hospice care at home you must meet the two qualifications below:
Both the physicians, the attending physician, and the hospice medical director, must certify that the patient is terminally ill, with a six-month or less life expectancy if the disease takes its normal course.
The patient and/or family must be aware of the prognosis and elect comfort care. I.e. consent of the patient and his/her family members.
Once you have signed up for hospice care, the first thing you need to do is call Provista Hospice care and set up an initial assessment of the patient’s needs. Any family member, the patient himself/herself, the doctor, or someone at the hospital can make the call.
Team members of the Provista hospice care team will pay you a visit and get you started. Our compassionate and dedicated team consist of: The hospice team – a physician, nurse, hospice aide, social worker, chaplain, volunteer, and bereavement manager, each one of them will schedule separate time to meet with you at the location of your choice. Any necessary home medical equipment will be delivered, and any necessary medications will be delivered too.