Healthcare Providers

Image result for doctor speaking with patient about hospicePhysicians, patients and families should consider hospice services when medical treatments can no longer cure their disease and/or the symptom burden outweighs the benefits of treatment. Hospice services can begin when a doctor decides the patient’s life expectancy is six months or less. Hospice services are more efficacious if provided for months rather than days or hours. There is general dissatisfaction among families who believe their loved ones were referred to hospice too late. They reported more unmet needs, greater concerns, and lower satisfaction with the overall quality of care.

What is Hospice Care?

Who Qualifies for Hospice Care?

When should I refer?

How to Talk about Hospice Care

Myths about Hospice Care

Bereavement  Services

Special Programs and Events

Downloadable Forms and Resources

Pike County Hospice Brochure

Symptom Management Guide for End of Life Care

Determining Hospice Eligibility

Considering Hospice Care

Pike County Hospice Referral Form