Often, patients and their families are referred to hospice by a physician or other medical professional (nursing home, hospital discharge planner, etc.). But in other cases, the patient and their family contacts the hospice directly to determine whether this service meet their current physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. If after learning more about hospice, you believe that you or your loved one may be eligible, here are the steps you can take to elect the hospice benefit:

  • Call Toll Free at 855.542.7267
  • A Harbor Hospice representative will explain the services offered, ask some health-related questions to begin the assessment eligibility, and answer any initial questions you may have.
  • If the patient lives within Harbor Hospice's service area and appears to be eligible for hospice, an appointment will be scheduled for a member of the Harbor Hospice team to visit for a more thorough eligibilty review.
  • If this in-person review continues to indicate eligibility, the Harbor Hospice team member will answer any of your questions and walk the patient step-by-step through the process of electing the hospice benefit. Harbor Hospice also will coordinate the hospice certification process with your physician, if necessary.
  • A registered nurse will then visit the patient to conduct a physical assessment and begin to developing an individualized plan of care in conjunction with the patient, family, and the entire interdisciplinary care team. The nurse will also coordinate care with the patient's attending physician, if applicable.

To learn more about Harbor Hospice and to see whether hospice is the right answer for you or a loved one, please call toll free @ 855.542.7267.

Who is Harbor Hospice

Harbor Hospice is much more than a place. We are devoted to giving each family a gift when they need it most...quality of life for our patients when they are facing life's greatest challenge.

At Harbor Hospice our commitment to excellence is reflected in our core values. Conveying these values throughout the organization with excitement and passion by word and action is what drives us.

“The gift of hospice is its capacity to help families see how much can be shared at the end of life. It is no wonder that many families can look back upon their hospice experience with gratitude.”

- Naomi Naierman, CEO AHF