If you or your loved one needs a referral for hospice or home health care, we can help. Please call us anytime, 24-hours a day, seven days a week and a member of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer your questions.
If you are referring a patient, please call us anytime, 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Who can refer a patient to a hospice program?
Anyone can refer a qualified patient to Harmony’s hospice program—even if he or she is not a member of the immediate family. In fact, we often receive referrals from a patient’s friends or neighbors. If you or someone you know is ready for hospice care, but has yet to receive a doctor’s order, please call us at 1-877-I NEED CARE. We’ll contact both the patient and the patient’s physician to determine if hospice care is the right step.
What is Harmony’s hospice admission process?
After we receive a referral, one of our experienced staff members visits the patient and his or her family in their home. We offer a free evaluation, thoroughly explain our services, answer questions and provide the benefit of our years of experience in helping patients and their families make a decision about hospice care. We also consult with the patient’s doctor to ensure that hospice care is an appropriate choice. Finally, we will deliver a consent form to confirm that hospice care is the patient’s desired treatment. Once signed, hospice care can begin almost immediately, usually in four hours or less.
Who qualifies for home health care?
Anyone who has recently experienced a change in medication or health condition, had a recent or past hospitalization, and currently experiences difficulty leaving home may qualify for home care. Common reasons for home care include:
• Wound care
• Physical therapy
• Any disease process that is—or should be—managed by a physician
• Medication Education
• Requiring professional help in understanding and managing personal health care.
Our care teams offer the tools that will help you or your loved one regain and retain optimal health. And since health care instruction is one of our highest priorities, our specialists will be happy to answer any questions you might have concerning your health and comfort.
When is home health care appropriate?
You don’t have to wait for a physician to recommend home health care. Anytime it becomes more comfortable and convenient to receive care at home or in a care facility, home health care may be an option. Most patients find home care a more pleasant and satisfying way to heal. Simply ask your doctor if it would be appropriate for you. Please call us at 1-877-I NEED CARE if you have any questions about qualifying for home health care.