Referrals to Unity Hospice Care
If you would like to refer a patient to us, please call 888-756-7322. You can also download and complete the referral form below. Fax it to (901) 756-7085.
Our dedicated, caring staff will work with you and/or the patient and their family during a difficult time. Thank you for your referral.
HOSPICE CARE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DIFFERENCES
Patients at any stage of advanced and life-threating illness who desire treatment for relief of symptoms whether social, physical, emotional, or spiritual. May still be seeking curative therapies
Terminally ill (prognosis of 6 months or less if illness follows its normal course) and desiring treatment for relief of symptoms whether physical, emotional, social or spiritual. No curative therapies.
All distressing issues related to disease diagnosis and symptoms are identified in the Plan of Care with suggested interventions.
One diagnosis is selected to be the terminal diagnosis and is the hospice program’s financial responsibility. Other diagnoses included in the Plan of Care and treated but continue to be covered under the Medicare benefit.
The patient’s physician must order the Palliative consult or admission to the palliative program.
Patient’s Plan of Care is reviewed at least every 30 days. Primary physician must remain available for needed orders.
Certification by two physician