A referral to hospice is appropriate when:
- A patient has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 6 months or less.
- Comfort care and symptom management become the primary focus.
- Curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice or option.
Hospice services are available to patients without regard to disease, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, or ability to pay.
To make a referral to Compass Hospice, Phone (432) 263-5999.
Referrals to hospice may be made by anyone, including but not limited to:
- Discharge Planners
- Social Workers
- Family Members
- Nursing Homes
Too often, referrals for hospice care are not made until the patient has uncontrolled symptoms or is near death. Although hospice care can do much to assist and provide care at this time, the patient and family can benefit much more from hospice services if referred earlier.
Many symptoms (i.e. pain) can be anticipated and prevented from becoming severe. Symptoms that might otherwise require a hospitalization or an emergency room visit can be successfully managed by the hospice team in the patient’s residence. The patient’s and family’s quality of life can be greatly enhanced by early intervention.
Call email Compass Hospice to schedule an individual presentation or a program for your group or facility.
Compass Hospice of Big Spring
1900 S. Gregg St., Suite C, Big Spring, TX 79720
Compass Hospice of Dallas
13747 Montfort Dr. Suite 107 Dallas, TX 75240
Compass Hospice of Midland
3001 W. Illinois Ave., #3A, Midland, TX 79701
Compass Hospice of San Antonio
140 Heimer Road, Suite 750, San Antonio, TX 77232