Who Does Hospice of the Plains serve?
Persons who live in Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma Counties.
Persons whose primary physician practices in these counties.
Each patient must meet the admission requirements as set forth by Federal regulations.
Services are provided regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, terminal diagnosis, social status or ability to pay.
When to Seek Help.
To receive the maximum benefits of hospice services, early utilization is extremely important.
Many people living with a terminal illness want time to reflect, finish projects, right some wrong, or reestablish family ties that have been severed. Hospice can assist and support them while working through some of these issues.
It is almost impossible to create a good end-of-life experience when time is very limited.
How to Receive Hospice Care.
Physicians, family members, or patients may call Hospice of the Plains to request hospice care.
A nurse will return the call, collect the necessary information, then contact the primary physician to ensure hospice care is appropriate.
An initial home visit will be scheduled to explain hospice services and answer any questions.
Admission to hospice may be done at that time or whenever a patient chooses.
"You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die."
Dame Cicely Saunders - Hospice founder, London, 1968
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