|I am living with an illness||I am caring for someone with an illness|
|I want to plan ahead||I am a healthcare professional|
|I am grieving a loss||Is it time for hospice?|
We as health care professionals are all dedicated to the same mission - providing the highest quality of care, and preserving human dignity. Everyone at Hospice of Western Kentucky is dedicated to working with you, your patients and their families to deliver excellent, compassionate, and personalized care.
Your job is not an easy one, especially when you have to deal with terminally ill patients or elderly patients who have a poor prognosis. Hospice of Western Kentucky can help both you and your patients by proposing options that change the focus from curative to palliative or hospice care.
Hospice services do not replace your care - they supplement and enhance your relationship with a patient. Enlisting hospice care means you are doing everything possible to provide the best care for your patients. It means they receive:
We understand what physicians need and want from hospice services.
The benefits of hospice are far reaching because it not only reduces stress for patients and families; it reduces stress for healthcare professionals and the healthcare system too.
Medicare has developed specific guidelines to assist you in determining prognosis. These guidelines are to be used in conjunction with your judgment as the patient's physician.
When your patient's illness has advanced to the point that curative treatments are no longer effective, hospice gives you, your patient and their family another option.
Once you refer your patient to us, Hospice of Western Kentucky will become a valued member of your team. The hospice nurse or medical director will be in regular contact regarding:
Our goal will be to lighten your burden and give you more time, while adding to your patient's care and meeting their needs. Hospice of Western Kentucky provides consultations regarding end-of-life care based on 30 years of experience.
We want you to expect more from us: