Transitions for healthcare professionals

Transitions works closely with physicians to ensure the highest quality end-of-life care for their patients.

Studies show that 80 percent of people prefer to die at home, and that most patients nearing the end of life value comfort and quality of life over curative efforts. In a recent study, hospice patients receiving individualized case management and the range of hospice services were compared to non-hospice patients with matched diagnoses and debilities. The hospice patients lived longer with a higher quality of life. Hospice allows people to die with comfort and dignity.

Patients and families benefit from early referral.

We urge you to refer to Transitions Hospice early. There is no penalty for referring too soon. Our Medical Team can help determine if it’s time for hospice care. Should your patient come on our service, you can stay involved with care while we treat symptoms and provide spiritual, emotional and practical support to patients and their families.

Medical Team Consult

Feel free to contact Transitions’ Physicians anytime during a patient’s illness. We are happy to consult with you on pain management, hydration and other aspects of end-of-life care, as well as help you determine if it’s time to refer to Transitions.

Our physicians, nurses, and social workers are honored to join your patient’s care team as expert problem solvers and 24/7 support to relieve pain, manage complex conditions, handle hospital transitions, and address non-medical needs.

Call the Transitions Team to discuss collaborative efforts to support your patient.

Hospice Eligibility Criteria

Download the hospice diagnosis eligibility guidelines for health professionals, including Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and other staging tools, to help determine a prognosis of six months or less.

We invite you to contact our team of Hospice Physicians with any questions about a patient’s eligibility or about hospice care (706) 378-2273 in Georgia and (843) 875-7915 in South Carolina, day or night.

Make a Referral

Through direct referral from a patient’s physician, hospitalist, hospital discharge planner or care facility, Transitions is ready to admit patients 24/7. Often, we assess the patient and meet with their family on the same day as the referral.

Download, print and complete the Hospice Referral Form, then fax to (706) 378-3019 in Georgia and (843) 875-7916 in South Carolina.