For Referring Physicians
Franciscan is a committed partner to physicians and practitioners at long-term care facilities to deliver the best quality palliative and hospice care to patients. To help make the transition and extension of services as smooth as possible, we offer palliative care and hospice services at the patient’s home or in a hospital or other facility. We also provide a number of resources below.
Who should be referred for hospice care?
Patients of all ages, with any of the following illnesses, may be appropriate for a hospice referral once eligibility criteria are met:
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
In addition, patients with the following end-stage diseases may also be hospice appropriate:
- cardiovascular disorder
- renal diseases
- liver disease
- lung disease
Benefits and Services for your patients
Franciscan works closely with physicians, their patients and the patients’ families on an individualized care plan to support every kind of care need. See a comprehensive list of our services.
Watch a webinar on changes in hospice benefit and how hospice care can support your practice.
Clinical care resources
End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)
The EPEC Project (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care)
End-of-Life care resources
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hospice Foundation of America
American Hospice Foundation
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Americans for Better Care of the Dying
Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Center
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center