Anyone can refer someone to hospice care or request information. With this in mind, getting hospice care started is a rather simple process. The earlier a person is referred, the more Loving Hearts can do to help.
If a primary physician or medical specialist recommends hospice, you as a patient or family can choose which agency you want for care. Loving Hearts is available to anyone in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio and Ripley counties.
The Hospice Admission Process:
Admission to Loving Hearts Hospice and Palliative Care is simple. We want this to be a smooth process for all involved.
- A Loving Hearts Representative provides a free no-obligation, in-home visit to the patient and/or family. Then together, we discuss the patient’s needs, goals, and concerns. We will also discuss the items that are most helpful to have available for the nurse visit.
- Consent forms are signed by the patient or POA. The forms are similar to those completed when entering a hospital. The forms will explain services available to the patient and family.
- Loving Hearts will obtain an order for hospice from the patient’s physician.
- A Loving Hearts Nurse will make an appointment to visit the patient and/or family and establish a plan for the patient’s care.
To start the conversation, please call 812.932.0641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.