Hospice Indicators

When is a hospice referral appropriate?

Hospice is for patients who are approaching, or are in, the end-of-life journey. As experts in pain and symptom management, Intrepid USA delivers individualized hospice care at home that alleviates suffering and extends comfort, not just to the patient, but to the family as well. Our interdisciplinary team approach provides compassionate care and practical support, with a focus on helping patients maintain dignity and respect.

Physicians & Facilities
Patients & Families

Is your patient experiencing
any of the following symptoms?

If so, it may be time to consider a hospice referral.

  • Repeat ED (Emergency Department) Visits and/or Hospitalization
  • Increased Pain and/or Symptoms
  • Recurrent UTIs
  • Recurrent URIs
  • Abnormal Lab Values
  • Frequent Change in Medication
  • Increased Shortness of Breath
  • Oxygen Dependent
  • Frequent Falls
  • Frequent Calls to Physician
  • Increased Dependence with Activities for Daily Living
  • Significant Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Increased Chair-Bound or Bed-Bound Status
  • Dysphagia
  • Decubitus Ulcers
  • Incontinence

Disease-Specific Hospice Programs

Intrepid USA treats and manages pain and symptoms associated with a wide array of familiar diseases. All patients must have a physician’s order to evaluate and treat, if appropriate. Additionally, the patient’s attending physician and our medical director must believe that in their best medical judgment, the patient has a life expectancy of six months or less to live.

Hospice at Home Programs include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Dementia
  • HIV
  • Liver Disease
  • Neurological Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Disease

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