Expert guidance and support for your patients
Chaplaincy Hospice Care’s expert team gives your patients with an advanced or terminal illness an extension of your care plan, relieving symptoms and improving quality of life. In fact, the sooner you refer your patients to Chaplaincy Hospice or Palliative Care the more physical, emotional and spiritual support we can provide.
- Chaplaincy Hospice Care helps your patients and their loved ones make the most of every day in their final months of life.
- Partner with us to have difficult conversations about end-of-life care and count on our expertise to give caregiver support at home.
- Palliative Care can be concurrent with curative care.
Refer a patient for hospice or palliative care. Call (509) 783-7416
If you wish to consult about a prospective hospice or palliative care patient, call our office and ask to speak to our Medical Director, Dr. Wayne Kohan.
How long can a patient be on hospice care?
If, in your best judgment, your patient has a prognosis of six months or fewer if the illness runs its typical course, your patient is eligible for hospice. At regularly prescribed intervals during your patient’s time on hospice care, we will reassess medical appropriateness. If your patient’s criteria continue to warrant a six month prognosis, we will continue caring for them.
When is palliative care appropriate for patients?
If your patient’s prognosis is more than six months, or if your patient wishes to pursue curative treatment, Chaplaincy Palliative Care provides guidance and support focused on relieving physical, emotional and spiritual suffering of the patient as well as their entire family – so patients and families can enjoy life to the fullest despite the illness.
What are the admissions guidelines for hospice care?
If a patient exhibits any of the primary indicators listed below or any of the specific qualifying guidelines for hospice care, it may be time to refer. Call (509) 783-7416 to speak with an admissions nurse today.
Primary Indicators for Hospice Care:
- Chooses comfort care
- Loses function/shows physical decline
- Experiences hospitalization/ER visits more frequently
- Depends on others for help in most daily-living tasks
- Has multiple co-morbidities
- Exhibits notable weight loss