How to Start Hospice Care

Once the patient receives a diagnosis of a terminal illness (6 months or less to live) you may contact CHI Health at Home at (402) 898-8000.

We 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 their 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, some patients may be discharged from hospice care if they improve to the degree where they are able to resume treatment.