Hospice care is available to patients whose life expectancy is limited and who can no longer benefit from curative treatment. Patients are cared for at home, in a nursing home, or in the Columbus Hospice House with services provided by a skilled team of professionals. This team, known as the Interdisciplinary Team, consists of: physicians, nurses, home health aides, counselors, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers. Services are available on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis.
Anyone may refer a patient to Columbus Hospice, provided the patient's physician agrees to hospice care.
Who is eligible
Columbus Hospice care is available to anyone living in the twelve county service area who has:
- A life expectancy of six months or less
- The approval of his/her physician