TO REQUEST CARE

Anyone can make a referral for Gilchrist Hospice Care – patients, family members, physicians, other health professionals, friends and clergy.

Potential Hospice Diagnoses:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Alzheimer’s or other Dementia
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Cardiac disease)
  • COPD (Pulmonary disease)
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s diseasae
  • Renal disease
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke/coma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Any end-stage disease or life-limiting diagnosis

Signs/Symptoms that you or your loved one may be eligible for hospice:

  • Progressive weakening
  • Decrease in appetite/weight loss
  • Decreased alertness
  • Required increase in pain medication
  • Shortness of breath at rest
  • Inability to be active for long periods of time
  • Recurrent infections/aspiration pneumonia
  • Multiple hospitalizations (3+ in 6 mos.)
  • General decline
  • Uncontrolled symptoms - including frequent falls or intense, unmanageable pain

Gilchrist Hospice Care will complete the necessary paperwork and obtain physician orders to streamline the admission for the patient and family.

To make a referral please fill out our online referral form or call our toll free referral hotline, 1-800-HOSPICE (1.800.467.7423).

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