Benefits of Referring to United Hospice of Rockland

Would you be surprised if this patient died in the next six months? If the answer to that question is "No", then your patient may be appropriate to receive services from United Hospice of Rockland, If you have patients that are seriously ill, require complex pain and symptom management, or take a great deal of your/your staff's time, we can help you.

Benefits of referral to you include:

BILLING- the attending physician/nurse practitioner selected by the patient continues to bill Medicare Part B and other insurers for any services provided to the patient.

PATIENT RETENTION- the physician/nurse practitioner can continue to see referred patients and participates in the formulation of the plan of care.  The hospice team collaborates with the attending physician/nurse practitioner.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR CONSULTATIONS-the UHR medical director is available to provide expert consultations to your patients when curative or life-prolonging therapies are minimally effective or burdensome.

EXPERTISE IN SYMPTOM MANAGMENT-our team members possess expertise in pain and symptom management that will result in improved quality of life for your patients.

PATIENT/FAMILY EDUCATION-our team members provide education for patients/families on a wide array of subject matter including pain and symptom management, signs and symptoms of impending death, coping with caring for a seriously ill loved one, etc.

SUPPORT-the unparalleled array of services provided by our team members provide the support that is most needed by the patients and families you refer to United Hospice of Rockland.

COMMUNICATION-the hospice team communicates with the attending physician/nurse practitioner on an ongoing basis regarding the patient's condition and the need for updates to the plan of care.

SATISFIED PATIENTS AND FAMLIES-patients and families consistently report a high level of satisfaction with hospice services thereby reflecting positively on the referral made by you.

INCREASED CAREGIVER CONFIDENCE-as a result of the education and support provided by team members, caregivers have more confidence in their ability to care for their loved one at home.

PSYCHOSOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT-these critically important services provide an added measure of support to patients and families.

QUALITY OUTCOMES-evidence based results have shown that hospice patients experience significantly lower pain and discomfort, fewer trips to the hospital/emergency room and live LONGER with a higher quality of life.

Determining if a patient has a prognosis of six months or less can be difficult.  Please review our end of life indicators.  We are always happy to discuss any potential referrals with you.  Please feel free to call us at 845-634-4974.