We are always available to discuss or evaluate your patient.
There are times when it is not clear if a patient’s condition meets the Medicare Hospice Criteria. Our Medical Directors and Registered Nurses can help you determine if your patient will qualify. We are always available to discuss or evaluate your patient. Please call us at (530) 758-5566 or (800) 491-7711. Please see our Yolo Hospice Medicare Evaluation Tools to evaluate your patient’s eligibility for meeting the criteria.
Once you have determined a hospice consultation is appropriate, gently informing the patient that he or she has a life-limiting illness can be difficult. Yolo Hospice staff is available to support you in discussing the issues, if you deem it appropriate.
The Yolo Hospice staff is extensively trained and experienced in having these delicate conversations. There is a shift in the focus of the discussion from curative objectives to planning and setting goals with the patient for the time that remains. Rather than “taking away hope,” we work toward helping our patients and loved ones focus on what will make the most of their time. Our role is to partner and support you as their primary physician, and participate by aggressively managing symptoms that arise.
If you would like to set up an evaluation or informational visit for your patient please fill out the appropriate form and fax it to (530) 758-9017 or call us at (530) 758-5566 or (800) 491-7711.
There is no fee for any of these informational visits.