A primary care physician must provide an order to consult and admit a patient to
Holy Family Hospice. This can be obtained by the patient, the primary caregiver,
or through the social services or nursing staff at a hospital, nursing home or assisted
living facility where a patient resides. If a patient is living at home and needs
assistance, please contact the admissions coordinator at (440) 888-7722.
Holy Family Hospice accepts patients based on eligibility, regardless of race, color,
religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, or source of payment for care. The
following criteria must be met prior to admission:
Patient/family agree to comfort-oriented care rather than curative treatment.
Patient has a primary care physician responsible for the patient’s medical care,
and who is supportive of hospice care and services.
Patient has an identifiable caregiver. If able to provide self-care upon admission,
patient agrees to an alternative plan when unable to perform self-care.
Subsequent Steps Leading to Admission
Medical Director or Designee review of patient’s medical history and appropriateness
for hospice care.
Patient and family education regarding Holy Family hospice services.
Admission to hospice and establishment of an individualized plan of care.