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 should meet the following criteria:
- Have a terminal illness
- Be seeking care that is based on comfort (also known as Palliative Care) rather than cure
- Have a responsible care giver or agree to develop an alternative plan of care consistent with the patient's safety and needs
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.