MYTH: You Need a Referral to Talk to a Hospice

One common misconception about hospice is that you need a referral for hospice care before you can talk to a hospice. This is far from the truth. If you suspect that you or a loved one will need hospice care, you should talk to different places that offer hospice care and find the one that meets your needs the best.

Questions to ask:

-What do others say about the hospice? Get references from people you know and trust.

-Is the hospice accredited and state-licensed?

-How long as the hospice been in operation?

-What is the expectation about the family’s role in caregiving?

-Are there any limitations on the care that can be provided? More specifically, are there are any aspects of your current treatment that the hospice would not be able to do?

-How rapid is crisis response?

-What are the options for inpatient care?

-Is respite care available?

-Are the medical staff certified in palliative care?

-What kind of bereavement services does the hospice offer?

These are just some examples of questions you can ask and consider when choosing a hospice that is right for you. Here at Pro Care Hospice–your Las Vegas hospice–we strive to provide the most comforting end-of-life experience possible by valuing each patient as an individual. Contact us today!