What is Hospice? What is Palliative Care?

What is Hospice
What is palliative care

Elite launched its palliative care program on April 1, 2022. We are pleased to serve the community with palliative care programming to help patients manage their illness and pursue cures while minimizing symptoms. Our job is to support you.

What is needed for a hospice referral?

Typically, your physician will send us a referral with your current medications, labs, and visit summaries. Your doctor may include information from your most recent visit or procedures to show the interventions that have been provided.

At Elite, we will typically send one of our liaisons to you to talk through how Elite provides the services associated with hospice. Families typically gather as many people as possible to sit in on this discussion. They ask questions and review the information.

If you decide to move forward, a nurse will come out to your home and perform a comprehensive assessment. Our job is to get you started on the right supports from day one. You have access to a triage nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is needed for a palliative referral?

You can refer yourself onto our palliative program. We love to gather information from all of your providers, so typically, we will have you sign a release. This allows us to gather information from your providers on recent interventions – therapies, labs, procedures, surgeries, and upcoming treatments. Our goal is to help you manage symptoms, so we have to know what’s coming.

Our goal is to get you on the right program at the right time. If you have questions, just ask. We are here to support you.