Family, friends, physicians, hospitals, nursing homes or other healthcare agencies can make a referral to McLeod Hospice by calling (843) 777-2564.
Admission to hospice is based upon the needs of the patient and the recommendation of the patient's physician. Patients appropriate for hospice care at home or in a facility, should meet the following criteria:
- A patient’s personal physician must certify that their disease is incurable and has a prognosis of 6 months or less.
- The hospice medical director must also reach the same decision after an exam.
- The patient is unable to live on their own and may be in danger of falling.
- Be seeking care that is based on comfort (also known as Palliative Care) rather than cure
If you would like a McLeod Hospice physician to examine you or a relative for hospice care, call (843) 777-2564 or 1-800-768-4556.
Once admitted to McLeod Hospice, a qualified hospice nurse will visit with the patient and their family to discuss hospice services, assess the needs and initiate the plan of care.
As one of the areas only non-profit hospice providers, McLeod Hospice admits patients based on need regardless of their ability or inability to pay. Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare, VA and most private insurance companies cover hospice care.