Hospice nurses make
regularly scheduled visits to help address the medical concerns of
the patient. The nurse will explain the progression of the
disease and will teach family members how to do physical care.
All medication orders come from the attending physician.
The Hospice nurse is
available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency
calls. After office hours, the answering service will answer
the phone, take a message, and have the nurse return your
call. If your call is not returned in 10-15 minutes, please
call again. Keep your phone free until your call is
WHEN TO CALL A
patientís condition has changed markedly.
patientís pain is no longer under control.
inability to urinate occurs.
you believe death has occurred ALWAYS CALL HOSPICE. DO NOT CALL
911, Ambulance, Police/Public Safety. Your hospice nurse
will make all th necessary calls. We will send someone to be with
you and help you take care of all the arrangements.