Hospice admission process
Admission to Varco Hospice is simple and we strive to make it a smooth process for all involved:
A Varco Hospice Program Representative provides a free no-obligation, in-home visit to the patient and/or family. Then together they discuss the patient’s needs, goals, and concerns. They will also discuss the items that are most helpful to have available for the Nurse visit.
Consent forms are signed by the patient or POA. The forms are similar to those completed when entering a hospital. The forms will explain services available to the patient and family.
Varco Hospice will obtain an order for hospice from the patient’s physician.
A Varco Hospice Nurse will make an appointment to visit the patient and/or family and establish a plan for the patient’s care.
Medicare Hospice Benefit
Requires that the physician estimate a life expectancy of six months or less, assuming the disease runs its normal course. With permission from the patient and/or family. Varco Hospice will facilitate getting the information needed to obtain an order for hospice.