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Home Health vs. Community Hospices

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Talking to patients and families about end-of-life decisions can be challenging.

 

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Community Hospices Intake Coordinators can assist you with your discharge planning needs and meet the needs of your patients and families by scheduling a Nurse Liaison to:

  • Evaluate the appropriateness of a patient for hospice services prior to discharge
  • Present the hospice benefit to patients and families
  • Assist in the discharge planning and coordinate home medical equipment, oxygen, and medications required for a prompt discharge
  • Start hospice services in the home setting within 24 hours of referral (in most instances)
  • Transfer the patient to an inpatient hospice facility if pain and symptom management is required


Community Hospices or Traditional Home Health?
How to Choose?


Home health agencies do a good job at managing the skilled needs of patients. Patients with a terminal prognosis, however, require more services than traditional home health can provide. We encourage you to compare the benefits.





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