For patients in the hospital, we will work with Discharge Planning to coordinate moving the patient within the hospital's requirements.
We have an On-Call nurse and Medical Director available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your patient's hospice information is kept in a secure on-line database updated by our team members in real time following visits, contacts or changes in treatment.
When is it time to talk to a patient about hospice?
Early in the diagnosis. This gives the patient and the family time to evaluate all of their options as the illness progresses. EZ Comfort Hospice Care can make a presentation to the patient and/or family early in the diagnosis so they can understand their options and we can become familiar with their situation, allowing for a seamless transition to hospice at a later time.
When is it time to refer a patient to hospice?
What illness does a patient need to have to receive hospice care?
Any patient who has an illness that has become end-stage may receive hospice care. This includes, but is not limited to:
Note: Prognosis do not have to be certain, as some end-stage conditions have unpredictable courses. Patients may initially improve in hospice. Patients may be in hospice longer than six months.
Our Director of Patient Care Services and Medical Director are available for eligibility and referral consultations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 805-422-8587.