How to Start Hospice Care
Once the patient receives a diagnosis of a terminal illness (6 months or less to live) you may contact our intake department at 402-898-8000.
The intake department will gather preliminary registration information. A Hospice team member will set up a time and location to meet your loved one and complete the remaining steps to register them for Hospice care.
A Hospice team member will visit the patient and evaluate the patient's condition and symptoms.Once the initial admission visit is completed there will be a plan of care established which includes:
- How many times the patient is seen
- Level of care required
- Services that will be provided
Keep in mind you always have the option of leaving hospice care. Some patients improve to the degree they are able to resume treatment.