When Faith Presbyterian Hospice manages a patient’s symptoms and provides comfort and support for their unique needs, our goal is to maintain and improve quality of life as they define it.
Neurologic Disease(ALS, Parkinson’s, Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis or Multiple Sclerosis)
Dementia(Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Lewy Body, Vascular)
Using heart disease as an example, what follows are the Medicare requirements a physician must evaluate in making the hospice referral, and some of the ways we help those with heart disease.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death. Faith Presbyterian Hospice provides referring physicians with eligibility information and tools to help them refer eligible patients to hospice earlier. Hospice services are typically underutilized and often misunderstood. These guidelines help physicians determine if a cardiac patient is ready for hospice.
The patient has 1 and either 2 or 3:
Patient is optimally treated.(e.g., diuretics, vasodilators, ACEI, or hydralazine and nitrates)
The patient has angina pectoris at rest, is resistant to standard nitrate therapy, and is either not a candidate for, or has declined, invasive procedures.
Supporting documentation includes:
Our team evaluates the patient’s status and updates the plan of care as symptoms and condition change. Our goal is to relieve physical and emotional distress so our patients can retain their dignity and remain comfortable.
The care plan encompasses a wide range of symptoms:
You are not alone on your journey:
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12477 Merit Drive
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone: (972) 239-5300