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The Admission Process

The Admission Process

Glory Hospice & Palliative Care can admit a patient only on the recommendation of the medical director in consultation with, or with input from, the patient’s attending physician (if any). Any patient who has a life threatening illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less if the disease runs its normal course and is not receiving curative treatment should be referred to Hospice for supportive care. Hospice cares for and has expertise in the care of patients with many life-limiting illnesses and conditions.

With the patient’s consent, Glory Hospice & Palliative Care will contact the attending physician to ensure that he or she agrees that Hospice care is appropriate.

  • The patient or representative will be asked to sign consent for election of hospice services. The consent is similar to the form a patient signs when entering a hospital. It states that the patient understands that hospice care is palliative, aimed at pain relief and symptom control, rather than being a curative treatment. It also outlines the multiple hospice services that will be provided to the patient and family.
  • Once a patient’s physician and Hospice agree that hospice care may be appropriate for the patient, We will make an appointment for an Admissions Nurse to visit the patient and family. This visit is to further explain hospice services, to assess the patient’s needs, and to discuss the patient’s and family’s goals of care.
  • The patient and the family should have the following information ready for the Hospice staff members before they arrive.
    • All medications, dosages, and how often medication is taken should be written on a piece of paper.
    • Any insurance cards and Medicare and/or Medicaid cards should also be available.
    • We respect the patient’s rights and wishes regarding who may receive information, if necessary, regarding their condition. Therfore, we ask that you provide us with a complete list of names, addresses and phone numbers of any family members or friends who the patient wants information given to regarding their condition.
    • A copy of any advanced directives, such as a Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney or Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR).
    • A listing of any durable medical equipment in the home that is from a supplier.
    • A list of any staff in the home from an agency.
    • Any other significant information the Admission Staff may need to know

Glory Hospice & Palliative Care accepts referrals from:

  • Family Physician
  • Medical Director
  • Family Member
  • Clergy
  • Nursing Home or Assisted Living Center Staff
  • Friends
  • Guardian

Upon receiving a referral, Glory Hospice & Palliative Care will contact the patient and family to arrange for an admission consultation. Admission consultations are conducted at the location of the patient and family’s choosing. All Admissions consultations will be conducted within 24 hours. During the consultation the patient and family will be provided with a complete outline of the hospice program, services offered and have the opportunity to ask all of the questions they may have.

We know that making care decisions can be hard. If you need information about Glory Hospice & Palliative Care services for yourself or someone else, we are here to help you. Please call 706-5507-5445 to speak with one of our team members.