For Health Professionals
Hospice care can offer many benefits to patients with advanced, progressive illnesses. If you believe that a patient with a terminal illness has a life expectancy that could be measured in months, rather than years, hospice may be an excellent option.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) urges early referrals of terminally ill patients for hospice care, noting:
- Prognoses do not have to be certain, as some end-stage conditions have unpredictable courses
- Patients may initially improve in hospice
- Patients may be in hospice longer than six months
Patients are eligible for care at Casey House when their comfort needs cannot be met safely and therapeutically at home.
Direct Admissions Referral Line: 301-637-1888 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week)
Or, call 301-921-4400 any time, any day.