Professional Referrals and Educational Services
Hospice is never an easy decision to make. When curative measures are no longer beneficial, hospice care may be the answer. At Ascend Hospice, we believe in providing the highest level of care for our patients.
At Ascend Hospice, we value our partnerships with healthcare facilities and providers who share a strong commitment to the optimum delivery of hospice care. Together we ensure the provision of hospice services include consistent clinical excellence and value.
Information for Physicians
We understand that as a physician you want the quality of the hospice care your patients receive to be equal to the quality of the curative care you practice. We invite you to explore our holistic and personalized approach to hospice care. Our comprehensive services and dedication to quality will complement the care you provide in your practice.
We believe that the only way to truly care for your patients is to collaborate with you. While our plan of care always places the patient’s needs above all others, your input to our plan is critical. A large part of this planning process is to maximize your patient’s comfort by providing care in any setting deemed most appropriate, whether at home or in a specialized healthcare facility.
Our goal is to preserve dignity and emphasize the importance of quality of life for all of your patients. The Ascend Hospice approach comforts the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
If your patient is interested in our programs or services, please contact us anytime at 866.821.12128, email or fill out our convenient online form. We are happy to answer any of your hospice questions.
Information for Skilled-Nursing and Assisted-Living Facilities
Ascend Hospice is one of the only hospice providers founded with a primary focus in long-term care. This specialization allows us to work in ways that complement rather than disrupt the services and routine of a skilled-nursing center or assisted-living residence.
From the start, your facility will immediately recognize the unique and highly responsive services provided by Ascend Hospice’s program. We understand that you want the quality of hospice care to equal the quality of care you deliver to your residents and patients every day.
Founded upon education and presence, we will develop a comprehensive hospice program within your facility, integrating its components into your daily operation. This enables us to most effectively use our interdisciplinary care team of professionals to the benefit of your residents and your facility.
Our program also benefits your facility by educating your staff in identifying those residents who are ready for hospice, assisting your nursing staff in their care and comfort, supporting the family members through this difficult time, and assuming much of the financial responsibility for the care provided.
For more information on our programs and services for skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities, please contact us at 866.821.1212, email or fill out our convenient online form. We will be happy to answer any of your hospice questions.
Educational Services at Ascend Hospice
Ascend Hospice offers a wide array of opportunities for professionals to earn continuing-education credits and learn more about end-of-life care options. Programs are offered for social workers, certified case managers, nurses and nursing-home/assisted-living administrators.
Our hospice professionals and volunteers are available to speak at professional and community group gatherings on topics including:
- Understanding Grief
- Cultural Perspectives at End of Life
- Complementary Therapies
- Ethical Issues at End of Life
For more information about our educational programs, please contact us via 866.821.1212 or email.